The a2 Milk Co. Ltd.

The a2 Milk Co. Ltd.

The a2 Milk Co. Ltd.

Date Founded



51 Shortland Street, Level 10, Auckland, 1010, NZL

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Livestock & Animals

Company Description

The a2 Milk Co. Ltd. engages in the distribution and sale of milk and dairy products. It operates through the following segments: Australia and New Zealand, China and Other Asia, and United Kingdom and USA. The Australia and New Zealand segment receives external revenue from infant formula, milk and dairy products, along with royalty and license fee income. The China and Other Asia segment includes exporting of infant formula, milk, and dairy products. The United Kingdom and USA segment focuses on milk, and infant formula sales. The company was founded by Corran McLachlan and Howard Paterson on February 17, 2000 and is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operations Officer

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Executive Officer-USA

Chief Executive Officer-Asia Pacific

Chief People Officer

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The a2 Milk Co. Ltd., The a2 Milk Co. (New Zealand) Ltd. purchase Synlait Milk Ltd. from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd.

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The a2 Milk Co. Ltd., The a2 Milk Co. (New Zealand) Ltd. purchase Synlait Milk Ltd. from FrieslandCampina Investments Holding BV

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Freedom Foods Group Ltd. purchases The a2 Milk Co. Ltd.

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