Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Easternpak Attends Fonterra's Official Acquisition Celebration

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Fonterra invites suppliers to the official celebration of its full acquisition of Saudi New Zealand Milk Products Co. Ltd, attended by New Zealand's Minister of Trade, Tim Groser, and local dignitaries.

Dammam-based corrugated packaging supplier, Easternpak, attended the Fonterra event on 26 April at the dairy plant facility in Second Industrial City in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Easternpak supplies Saudi New Zealand Milk Products with die-cut corrugated board, die-cut corrugated trays, layer pads and RSC boxes.

As of 30 March 2010, Saudi New Zealand Milk Products Co. Ltd. began operating as a subsidiary of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd. The company packs New Zealand milk powder into sachets and processes and packs spreadable feta cheese in glass jars.

The Dammam plant has been called:

"The ace in Fonterra's sales strategy is its Dammam factory, close to the port of the same name and within a 650km radius of all its major customers...Geographical expansion is planned into North Africa (cheese and butter), Lebanon (milk powders) and Ukraine (butter), Tamer El Ashmawy says. [Fonterra Brands' general manager, developing markets ]. His team has an "extreme focus" on winning market position in the CIS, Egypt, East and West Africa, and Iran."

(L-R): Rabih Said, Sales Supervisor for Eastern Province
Mark Wilson, Fonterra Managing Director Asia/Africa, Middle East
oseph Seif, Sales Department / Export

Easternpak is a Napco company and a member of INDEVCO Paper Containers, a division of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East' .

Easternpak, which manufactures pre-print and post-print recyclable corrugated boxes, retail ready packaging and POP displays, is ISO-9001:2000, HACCP, GMP and BRC Global Standard certified for packaging.

For More Information

Easternpak Ltd.
2nd Industrial City, Street #135
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966-3-812 13 41
Fax: +966-3-812 13 05

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