Dairy cows are certainly New Zealand’s pride and assets. With more cows (4.8 million) than (4.5 million) people, this is a land of milk and honey, and dairy provides 26% of New Zealand’s annual exports. At the forefront of its dairy industry is Fonterra, the world’s largest diary company and New Zealand’s largest company. The cooperative with 17,500 staff globally is owned by 10,500 New Zealand dairy farmers and exports 90% of New Zealand’s milk. “We collect 22 billion litres of milk a year,” Daniel Wrigley of Fonterra Communications told us during a Malaysian media visit to the Frontera facilities in New Zealand recently. “Milk is collected by 483 tankers across the country and taken to 33 processing sites and 76 plants,” he said. As the world’s largest dairy exporter responsible for a third of global trade, Fonterra exports some 2.3 million metric tonnes of dairy products and ingredients. These are shipped via 11 ports to more than 100 countries each year, said Wrigley. The company has 103 (warehousing) stores – 45 of which are temperature-controlled. It has supporting road and rail networks to container pack locations, seven of which are sited on port and, a global sales netw...