[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones during 124 years’ development of Bega, a famous Australian dairy company (1899)


(worldkings.org) The Bega Group is an Australian diversified food and drinks company with manufacturing sites in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.

Over half of the Bega Group's revenue (as of 2019) comes from their spreads, dairy consumer packaged goods and other grocery products, with their flagship Bega brand holding 15.7% of the Australian retail cheese market. The Bega Group's other major consumer and food service packaged goods brands are Vegemite, Farmers Table, Zoosh, Picky Picky, Tatura and Dairymont. The Bega branded Australia retail and foodservice cheese products are distributed by Fonterra under a long-term agreement.

The cheese products are exported to 40 countries and distributed across Australia where they are available in most supermarkets and general stores.

Their other major business segments include bulk core dairy ingredients such as cheese, cream cheese, and powdered milk (making up approximately 35% of revenue) and nutritional products produced under the Bega Bionutrients brand (such as lactoferrin and milk protein concentrate).

(Wowtimes) Bega’s history and achievements

  • 1899: Bega Co-operative Creamery Company was established by local farmers.
  • 1900: Bega Cheese's original factory was opened.
  • 1924: Butter Factory was built and still extant on the present site
  • 1944: The company’s name changed to the Bega Co-Operative Society Ltd.
  • 1956: Commencement of milk powder production
  • 1971: Commenced Manufacture of Kameruka Brand Cheese
  • 1997: A joint venture was established (now known as Capitol Chilled Foods) between Bega Cheese and Dairy Farmers (known as Australian Co-operative Foods) to process and distribute fresh milk and other chilled products in ACT and Southern NSW.
  • 2007: Bega acquired a 70% shareholding in Tatura Milk Industries Limited (Tatura Milk).
  • 2011: Tatura Milk became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bega Cheese.
  • 2014: Bega commissioned a life-stage nutritional canning and blending plant in Derrimut, Victoria.
  • 2017: Bega Cheese acquires most of Mondelez’s International’s grocery business in Australia and New Zealand
  • 2021: Bega Cheese acquired Lion Dairy and Drinks
  • 2023: Bega Cheese’s products are exported to 40 countries worldwide

According to Wikipedia

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