Austrade and the Victorian Department of Agriculture facilitated a visitation by a delegation of business leaders from around the world, South-East Asia, China and the Middle East, on September 15 to the Viplus Dairy (Viplus+ nutritional milk powder manufacturing plant at Toorain Gippsland, Australia.
The delegation of twenty (20) business leaders, included AGM West Hope Group (Sichuan China), KCG (Thailand) & J B Trading Co(Bangladesh) were able to view first hand state-of-the-art equipment in full operation enabling Viplus+ to transform milkpowder into nutritional health formulas for its valued customers.
The delegation was particularly impressed by the modern facilities at Toora, the broad range of products and Viplus+ dedication to supporting individual customer’s unique needs.
These delegates are attending the Australia Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2016 held this week in Melbourne at which Viplus+announced that it was working with Beijing Sports University to begin clinical trials on a new nutritional milk “Sports” drink.
Viplus+ has developed a new sports product range that is different utilizing dairy based proteins rather than vegetable or soy based proteins used in most sports recovery drinks.
ViPlus chief operating officer Peter Cunningham said about the delegation’s visit:
“It was very exciting to host business leaders from our key trading nations interested in Australia’s reputation for producing the highest quality dairy products in the world.’’
“We are very proud of our achievements at Viplus+ and it’s privilege to share our story with key overseas businesses interested in increasing their trade with Australia. We strive to be true innovators at Viplus+ and look forward to working with existing and future customers to enhance the products we offer.
Viplus Dairy (Viplus+), Australia’s premier supplier of quality milk formulas based in Gippsland, Victoria, today announced it was working with China’s top sports university to soon begin clinical trials on a new sports drink derived from a nutritional powdered milk base.
At the Australia Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2016, (AAFIS), currently being held in Melbourne, Viplus+ announced that Beijing Sports University would begin clinical trials on the new sports nutritional milk drink in October, 2016.
Viplus+ has jointly engineered this new sports product range to include dairy based proteins rather than the vegetable or soy based proteins used in most sports recovery drinks.
Clinical trials with Beijing Sports University will test how this new formulation maximises benefits to athletes, especially in muscle recovery after exercise.
A range of new innovations announced by Viplus+ today at AAFIS, include, a new Low GI milk powder aimed at helping diabetics and the first post-natal milk formula for lactating mothers aimed at enhancing nutrients received by babies during breast feeding.
Viplus+ chief operating officer Peter Cunningham said:
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Viplus+. We continue as an industry leader in developing new products to service new markets and look after our important existing clients. We are proud of the achievements at Viplus+ the jobs created in Gippsland, Victoria, coupled with the overall strong economic growth in the company”
A spokesperson for the Sports Science College at the Beijing Sports University confirmed:
“We are working closely with our manufacturing partner Viplus+ in Australia to develop a Formulated Sports Nutritional drink under a clinical trial.”
Viplus+ postnatal milk formula for lactating mothers is the first product of its type released in Australia and is expected to attract significant consumer interest both in Australia and in the export market.