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Synlait Embarks on Business Transformation with Infor for Growth and Diversification

New Zealand – April 04, 2019, 02:00 AM

Leading New Zealand infant formula manufacturer chooses Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to innovate its supply chain and manufacturing operations.

AUCKLAND – April 4, 2019 Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that specialty dairy manufacturer Synlait has chosen Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to support its innovation and growth as part of a five-year business transformation plan.

The goal is to modernise and streamline operations for the integrated dairy business, one with over 150,000 metric tonnes of annual sales volumes across domestic and international markets including Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Australasia.

An existing Infor customer, Synlait is looking to improve employee engagement and increase operational efficacy and efficiency by aligning to best dairy industry practices. This will be facilitated and enabled by Infor’s food and beverage dairy industry specialised CloudSuite software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise solution.

“The foundation of our business is all about partnering with other businesses and people who share our passion and commitment to excellence, integrity, and quality,” said Chris France, director of strategy and business transformation, Synlait. “Infor is a strategic partner for our business transformation plan with its ability to help us leverage dairy industry expertise, data insights and real-world knowledge via its innovative Infor CloudSuite F&B solution.”

“Infor understands the unique challenges of the food and beverage industry in the Australia and New Zealand markets, and is committed to continue delivering finely-tuned industry-specific solutions in the cloud to help our customers maximise efficiencies and accelerate growth,” said Helen Masters, senior vice president and general manager, Infor Asia Pacific and Japan.

About Synlait

Synlait is a young, pioneering New Zealand-based company that is shifting perceptions and driving value through new thinking, and a new attitude. It combines expert farming with state-of-the-art processing to produce a range of nutritional milk products for global customers that provide genuine benefits for human health and well-being. Synlait was born disruptive. It is this spirit that has driven its success. Synlait is applying that attitude to sustainability — ensuring that looking after people and protecting the planet underpins all the company does. To learn more, please visit

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. With 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit or

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 18 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 19 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 17 of the top 20 global banks
  • 9 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 8 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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For more information:
Phyllis Tan
Infor Asia Pacific
+65 9799 9133

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