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ViPlus Dairy announce a supply partnership with ASX listed Bellamy’s Australia Limited


ViPlus Dairy is pleased to announce today a supply partnership with leading organic infant formula and baby food company Bellamy’s Australia. This will allow Bellamy’s to produce a new Bellamy’s branded SAMR approved formulation-series at the ViPlus Dairy (ViPlus) facility in Toora, Victoria.


The partnership will also significantly increase the production volumes at ViPlus Dairy’s Toora facility for the next three years, which positions the Australian company to commit to further jobs growth and expansion plans for the factory

In a statement today, CEO of ViPlus Dairy Mr Jon McNaught said: ” ViPlus are delighted to announce this supply partnership with Bellamy’s as it will further underpin the exciting expansion plans the company is embarking on with respect to securing long term employment for more local Gippsland people and secures more volume for our raw materials from our local farmers.’’



“ViPlus Dairy were one of the first companies in Australia to receive approval under the new SAMR regulations, and distribute their products across 26 Provinces across China.

ViPlus currently employ over 50 people in the Toora facility in South East Gippsland, as well a further 20 people at its headquarters in Clayton.

ViPlus Dairy are also embarking on a significant growth strategy across the Middle East and several ASEAN countries. Recently the company received approval for its baby formula brand in the UAE, a first for an Australian Company approved by the Ministry of Health in Dubai. It aims to be exporting to 16 countries by the end of 2019.

ViPlus Dairy are also embarking on a significant growth strategy across the Middle East and several ASEAN countries. Recently the company received approval for its baby formula brand in the UAE, a first for an Australian Company approved by the Ministry of Health in Dubai. It aims to be exporting to 16 countries by the end of 2019.




Viplus Open Day Celebrates Community


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Interested onlookers assembled at ViPlus Toora Factory – a company that produces locally made infant formula products – for the first ever public open day on Friday to celebrate job growth, new investment and its commitment to local Toora community groups.

Viplus CEO Jon McNaught welcomed attendees, saying it was great to see so many local faces and a few past employees from the previous ownership.

Tours ran during the day, offering the public an insight into the working of the factory which now has a huge global demand for milk powder.


As a result of higher product demand, employment opportunities have also developed with the company currently employing more than 50 employees – a 20 percent growth from 12 months prior.

The milk powder products from Toora are now supplied to 16 countries around the world, with 30 percent of products sold to the dominant market in China.

Workforces expansion at ViPlus is expected to continue as the factory plans to export to the Middle East and more countries in Asia in future.

Investments will also be made into a new state of the art production line to enable probiotics to be seamlessly mixed into the milk powder during production process to meet the growing international demand for nutritional milk based products.

New machinery will also be installed to assist with the production of smaller 35 gram sachet travel packs which have become an emerging trend across many of the company’s new Asian consumer markets.

Chris Mckiernan, international sales and marketing manager said “ViPlus has been part of the Toora landscape for over six years now, and we feel we are part of the fabric of not only the Toora community but the Gippsland dairy community as a whole. “We are very proud of the jobs we’ve created from what was an empty factory facility.” Mr Mckiernan said.

Tours through the factory on Friday gave spectators an opportunity to observe the production process as well as the implementation of recent high-technology machinery. Leo Ralph from Toora, who used to work as a tanker driver at the location when it was owned by British United Dairies during the 1960’s through to the 1970’s, was amazed at the transformation of the factory.

Mr Ralph said it was a massive change when can trucks were changed to tankers in the late 60’s, let alone the advancement in technology seen at the factory on Friday. “It’s totally different,” Mr Ralph said.

He marvelled at the introduction of machinery that allows the company to prepare and pack thousands of cans effortlessly and efficiently each day.

Mr Ralph explained the process of how he used to load milk during the 60’s laughing “every time I think of milk cans now my back aches!”