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Our Pioneering Spirit

For almost 150 years, generations of families have been dairy farming this land, and living the Westland Milk Products values - those of unity, dedication, loyalty and respect.

We are proud of our past. The courageous decisions and pioneering spirit of previous generations have shaped our company. Today, we are a successful, independent, entirely dairy farmer-owned business.

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1 2004 westgold butter
2 2012 westpro nutritional powders
3 1868 horse and cart

1868

West Coast dairy farming is almost 150 years old with the Hokitika Dairy Company formed in the 18OO's

3 1868 horse and cart Horse & cart delivery

1905

Throughout the late 1800's and early 1900's numerous co-operatives were formed up and down the West Coast.

1905 arahura Arahura 1905

1937

Westland Co-operative Dairy Company was formed. Mark Wallace was the founding Chairman (1937-1975).

1937 mark wallace Mark Wallace,
Founding Chairman (1937, 1975)

1968

Spray drying of skim milk commenced at the Hokitika Milk Powder Factory.

1968 hokitika powder factory Hokitika Milk Powder Factory 1968

1961-2001

Westland products exported globally as part of the New Zealand Dairy Board.

1961 2001 container ship

2001

Westland gains independence and begins developing and marketing own products.

2001 westpro bags

2004

Westgold butter launched internationally.

1 2004 westgold butter

2010

Full ownership of EasiYo™, the iconic make-at-home yogurt brand.

2010 easiyo

2012

Launch of Westpro Nutrition™ range of infant and toddler nutrition ingredients.

2 2012 westpro nutritional powders

2014

Westland opens first offshore office in Shanghai, China

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