Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre is one of the largest research facilities in the world dedicated to dairy.

The FRDC in Palmerston North boasts many world firsts in its 85 years of operations. It is home to around 100 PhD qualified scientists, technologists and engineers, many of whom are the world’s leading experts in dairy science. Since 1927, FRDC has established an unrivalled reputation for revealing new applications from milk, allowing Fonterra to remain on the cutting-edge of dairy innovation, processing, and the development of new applications for dairy. FRDC is complemented by the Fonterra global R&D network that partners with customers to formulate dairy solutions that enhance existing products and bring innovative new products to consumers.

The Riddet Institute is a national Centre of Research Excellence focusing on food structures and digestive physiology.

The Riddet Institute plays a pivotal role in fortifying the food industry with scientific excellence. Food is central to New Zealand’s economy and more than half of New Zealand’s export income derives from food products. More than ever before our food industry relies on science and technology to ensure premium products, efficient processes and, increasingly, the development of very high value IP embedded specialty food ingredients.
Find out more about how the Riddet Institute works with New Zealand and international companies.