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Upgrades at Saputo Dairy Australia’s Smithton facility complete following $20 million investment

14 September 2023

Saputo Dairy Australia’s (SDA) Smithton Frozen Natural Cream Cheese (FNCC) production facility has gone live for the first time following a $20 million capital investment announced in February.

The investment in new infrastructure has generated employment in the region and is creating value for the plant, stakeholders, employees and customers.

SDA’s Regional Operations Manager for Tasmania, Paul Davies, said go live was an important milestone for our Tasmania operations, with the investment strengthening SDA’s competitiveness.

“We’re pleased that this new facility in Smithton is operating in time for peak milk production.

“Demand for high-quality dairy products continues to grow. We’re continually working to ensure we have the right manufacturing footprint and product offering to enhance our position as a high-quality, low-cost processor with a sharp focus on innovation, efficiency and simplicity.

“We remain committed to the Australian dairy industry, and will continue to make major investments and strategic decisions to ensure our long-term business success as we pursue more high-value product opportunities in domestic and premium export markets.”



About Saputo Dairy Australia

Saputo Dairy Australia produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy and non-dairy products for the domestic and international markets including cheese, dairy alternative cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is a leading dairy processor in Australia and is part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world. Saputo Dairy Australia products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Caboolture, CHEER™, Cracker Barrel*, Devondale, Great Ocean Road, King Island Dairy, Liddells, Mersey Valley, MG Ingredients, Mil Lel, Sheese, South Cape, Sungold and Tasmanian Heritage. Visit us online: |

*Cracker Barrel is a registered trademark of Lactalis Heritage Dairy used under licence.


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