Supporting China’s dairy growth 15 May, 2014

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Chinese trade delegation visits Waikato Milking Systems

A visiting trade delegation from the fast growing Chinese dairy industry was hosted in New Zealand recently by Waikato Milking Systems to learn more about the company’s dairy technology.
The group included business leaders, dealers and technical experts from a number of large companies who are involved in the growth of the dairy industry in China. Waikato Milking Systems hosted the visitors on a range of activities throughout the country, including visits to a number of our farmer clients and authorised dealerships.
The visitors were interested in understanding more about the efficiencies of New Zealand dairy farming and the productivity that Waikato Milking Systems’ technology provides. The tour began in the South Island, which has the largest concentration of the company’s large-scale 80 bail rotary milking systems installations.
Waikato Milking Systems Chief Executive Dean Bell says the Chinese dairy industry is interested in these large New Zealand designed milking systems as they are robust and efficient enough to manage the rigours of 24-7 milking.
Waikato Milking Systems already provides a number of China’s largest dairy companies with large-scale milking systems, and is looking to further expand its customer base in China.  “It’s great to take people to see these large milking systems operating so they can see first-hand how they operate and what dairying on this scale looks like, Mr Bell says.
The tour also visited a number of Waikato Milking Systems’ farmer clients and dealerships in the North Island, and the company’s four wholly owned manufacturing divisions. “On this tour, our guests got to see the personality of our company, our commitment to quality and the importance we put on working in partnership with our customers, dealers and suppliers,” Mr Bell says.
“We also gave our international visitors some experiences that are typically New Zealand, such as tours of the incredible scenery and jet boating.”