Australian-listed, New Zealand-based Keytone Dairy (ASX:KTD) has announced a completed integration, ahead of schedule, of two powder manufacturing sites into one major site in Melbourne.
The news follows an acquisition of contract dairy manufacturer Omniblend, which operated accross four Australian factories, as reported by @AuManufacturing in June. Omniblend sells product to third-party Australian customers such as Bellamy’s Organics, OptiSlim, Carman’s and Aldi, and has a number of important accreditations, including access to the China market
The integrated Keytone operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday, “now include eight accredited packing rooms and a new in-house product development laboratory in one-large scale facility with highly automated plant and equipment, a dedicated multi-room blending and warehousing facility and Australia’s first PET bottling UHT plant.”
The packing rooms included a dairy-free, gluten-free packing room. The nutritional powder site currently runs “on a one and a half shift basis” said Keytone, and it “expects to increase this through the 2020 calendar year.”
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