On 15th April 2016, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Bill English, attended the manufacturing facilities of GMP Dairy Limited, located in East Tamaki Auckland, to commemorate the first batch of Cowala Adult Milk Powder to be embossed with the New Zealand Olympic logo along with a tour of GMP Pharmaceutical’s new and state of the art soft gel production line.
This event followed the partnership launch on the 5th April 2016, where GMP entered into agreement with the New Zealand Olympic Committee to be the sole and exclusive partner in the powder based nutritional formula category under the Cowala brand for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Bill English, addressed the attendees at the commemorative event to recognise GMP’s successful partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee and support of the New Zealand Olympic Team in becoming a strategic partner, and also to celebrate the production of the Cowala Adult Milk Formula embossed with the New Zealand Olympic logo. In the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, GMP Dairy’s Managing Director officially launched the Olympic embossed Cowala Adult Milk Powder and GMP Pharmaceutical’s new soft gel production line.
Honored guests of the event included National party member of parliament Dr Jian Yang, Botany Member of Parliament Jami-Lee Ross, the CEO of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Kereyn Smith, the People’s Republic of China in Auckland, Commercial Consular Mr. Jing Chen, and former and current New Zealand Olympic athletes including Richie Patterson and Andrea Kilday.
GMP is very proud to be an Olympic partner of the NZOC and New Zealand Olympic Team and wish the team every success for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.