Saputo sells two milk processing facilities in Australia
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Dairy Australia Editor pick saputo
Saputo is selling two fresh milk processing facilities in Laverton North, Victoria, and Erskine Park, New South Wales, to Coles Group, an Australian-based supermarket, retail, and consumer services chain, in a transaction valued at approximately $95 million.
The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including the clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2023.
In line with the company’s global strategic plan, this intended divestiture will enable Saputo to streamline its operating model, adjust its manufacturing network to strengthen market competitiveness, and allow it to reinvest in areas of the business that will result in more value creation opportunities.
“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,” said Lino A. Saputo, board chair, president and CEO. “This marks an important step in executing our long-term vision for success in Australia as we maintain a sharp focus on efficiency to ensure we maximize the return on every litre of milk.”
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