Over 100 years of dairy innovation
and co-operative spirit is at the heart
of everything we do.
We add value through partnership and
collaboration, combining world class
dedication, with world leading
capability and technology.
16 June: Seven directors sign memorandum of association to establish Tatua.
24 September: First ten suppliers deliver milk to the factory.
Factory size triples - now 30 shareholders.
First takeover offer made to buy Tatua.
Advance payout to suppliers sets a NZ record.
Electricity installed in the factory.
Motor-trucks replace horse and cart to transport milk.
NZ dairy co-operatives reach 400.
New boiler and three roller dryers installed to dry milk powder.
Milk collection by tankers begins.
Edible casein plant opens.
Coulter spray dryer installed.
Tatua dries first whey protein.
Dairy Whip aerosol cream launched.
Caseinates developed for export customers.
Launch of the Tatua Foods Division.
Lactoferrin developed, manufacturing begins.
Niro dryer installed.
ISO 9001 quality certification received.
WPC (Whey Protein Concentrate) plant installed.
Twelve dairy co-operatives remain in NZ.
Four dairy co-operatives remain in NZ.
Deregulation of the NZ dairy industry - the two largest co-operatives merged with the NZ Dairy Board to form Fonterra. Tatua shareholders voted to remain an independent co-operative.
Tatua's Flavours business launched.
Tatua Japan established and Bionutrients business launched.
AMF (Anhydrous Milk Fat) plant installed.
First dairy company in NZ to achieve FSSC 22000 food safety and quality certification
New foods plant opens
Tatua USA and Tatua Shanghai established.
Dryer 3 opens.
New foods Ecolean packaging plant installed.
New engineering workshop completed.
Wastewater treatment plant commissioned.