Dairy Partners opens its doors to international trade

Dairy Partners welcomed 27 visitors from China and Hong Kong to its site at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, this month as part of a customer programme to strengthen international export relationships.

The team from Foodgears Industrial International, which is headquartered in Hong Kong, was invited to tour the Dairy Partners factory, including its new mozzarella production line and LNG energy tank, which is helping the company to cut its carbon emissions by 29% a year.

The tour was followed by trip around a local farm, allowing the visitors to see an automatic milking parlour and meet some of the farmers that supply milk to Dairy Partners.

“We’ve been supplying our mozzarella product to Foodgears for three years and we were keen to find the right opportunity to host them here in Wales,” said Will Bennett, director at Dairy Partners. “We were able to welcome them as part of a wider tour across the Europe and it’s been a great weekend for export relations.

“Our business is built strongly on provenance and traceability and these values are shared by Foodgears.  We have been able to demonstrate the measures we take to support local farming and share our passion for this first hand.

“This is the first trip that we have hosted for an international audience and it will be the first of many. Export is an important growth area for us and by hosting this trip we will be able to increase brand awareness with our customer base in China and throughout wider Asia.”

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