Glanbia announces new investments in Ireland


Glanbia plc, a global nutrition and ingredients group, has announced two new investments in Ireland which will create 90 jobs in Monaghan and Dublin.

Glanbia Consumer Products, owner of the Avonmore and Premier brands, will build a new UHT (Ultra – Heat – Treated) facility to produce long – life liquid milk and cream suitable for export to emerging markets such as China, Europe and the Middle East. The new facility in Monaghan is expected to be operational by early 2014 and will employ up to 40 people.

It will manufacture a range of standard and fortified UHT milk and cream products, including export versions of Glanbia’s market dairy leading brand, Avonmore Milk. This investment is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Agriculture and Food and is part of an international business development
Consumer Products is undertaking, the company said.

In other corporate developments, Glanbia Global Performance Nutrition is locating its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) head office in Dublin to support the international growth of its leading sports nutrition brand family. Glanbia Global Performance Nutrition is a €700 million global business. This development combined with a number of new positions being created in Global Ingredients and Global business services, will create an additional 50 skilled jobs to be located in new offices in Dublin.

Colin Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Glanbia Consumer Products said, “This new state of the art UHT facility is a key part of our strategy to develop an international business for Irish liquid milk and cream products. There is a strong business case for this investment and we have had an excellent response from potential customers, globally.

Read Previous

Superba Krill oil -an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids

Read Next

Thermo Fisher gets approval from ACCC for acquisition of Life Technologies

Leave a Reply