Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make contacts, and develop exporting opportunities in foreign markets. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing some of their stories.
Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc.
Global nutrition company Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc. is slated to join another trade mission with Idaho Commerce, this time to Vietnam and Taiwan. Glanbia has an impressive global reach with employees in 32 countries and products sold in more than 130 countries. The company is one of the largest producers of cheese and whey-based ingredients, and the largest barrel cheese manufacturer in the world. With four facilities in Idaho and another in New Mexico, Glanbia’s U.S. locations collectively produce over 1 billion pounds of cheese each year.
Glanbia is attending the upcoming trade mission to support the state of Idaho and focus on laying groundwork to support longer-term exporting efforts, specifically with natural cheese products. The company currently exports cheese products to Japan, China, Taiwan, Australia, Philippines and Indonesia, and would like to see sales from export markets continue to increase over the coming years. Glanbia is looking forward to representing the Gem State in Asia and meeting potential new partners in overseas markets.
For more information about the 2017 Idaho trade mission to Asia, view our Fact Sheet.