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Egemin to Build High-bay Warehouse For Belgium Snack Food Producer Poco Loco

    Egemin to Build High-bay Warehouse For Belgium Snack Food Producer Poco Loco

Egemin Automation will soon start with the construction of a new automated high-bay warehouse for Belgian snack food producer Poco Loco. The company has been experiencing steady growth and needs more capacity. To achieve this, the company recently bought seven hectares of industrial area across the street from the company’s existing production facility. The new […]

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Clegg Food Projects Commences 19th Project With Greggs

    Clegg Food Projects Commences 19th Project With Greggs

Clegg Food Projects is building on its relationship with Greggs with the start of its 19th project for the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer. Having worked with the company for 15 years, Clegg Food Projects has started work on Greggs’ new distribution centre project in Enfield. The development will improve efficiency and increase capacity for delivery […]

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TMDP LLP – Dedicated to the Food and Drink Processing Industry

TMDP LLP is a full service architectural design and property management agency working with, and retained by some of the largest food and drink processing companies across the UK.
With the ability to recognise and react to the demanding timescales and complex programming inherent in processing plant projects, TMDP LLP are able to offer outstanding value […]

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New Offering For Growing Irish Food and Drinks Industry

    New Offering For Growing Irish Food and Drinks Industry

Leading architecture practice HLM, with offices in Belfast, is working in partnership with specialist food and drink design practice, Fusion Design, to create HLM Fusion. The new venture combines Fusion’s specialist knowledge within the food and drinks industry with HLM’s high quality architectural designs to offer innovative solutions for the burgeoning industry in Northern Ireland […]

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GEA to Equip Danone’s New Early Life Nutrition Production Plant

    GEA to Equip Danone’s New Early Life Nutrition Production Plant

At the end of 2015, GEA received a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines. The Nutricia facility will be constructed in Cuijk, the Netherlands. In particular, GEA will supply and install its Evaporation and Spray Drying Technologies. GEA’s scope of […]

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World’s First Earthquake Proof Whole Milk Drying Plant by GEA For Fonterra Starts Production

    World’s First Earthquake Proof Whole Milk Drying Plant by GEA For Fonterra Starts Production

GEA has built a unique whole milk drying plant for Fonterra in New Zealand.  It is unique not because of its size which, at 15 tons/hour is amongst the biggest in the world; not for the speed of its construction which, at under two years is fast by global standards; but for its construction: The […]

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GEA Infant Formula Plant For Yashili Starts Production in New Zealand

    GEA Infant Formula Plant For Yashili Starts Production in New Zealand

GEA has built a complete processing plant for infant formula production for Yashili, one of the Big Three producers for the Chinese market. The new plant in Pokeno, 50 km south of Auckland, was completed on time and on budget and has already started production.
With a production capacity of 50,000 tons a year, this plant […]

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Brown-Forman Breaks Ground on New $50 Million Irish Distillery

    Brown-Forman Breaks Ground on New $50 Million Irish Distillery

Leading US Drinks firm Brown-Forman Corporation, the owner of the Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort and Woodford Reserve brands, has started construction of its new the $50 million (€44 million) Slane Distillery in Ireland. The distillery, which will also include a Visitor Centre, is being built on the historic Slane Castle Estate in County Meath, home […]

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2 Sisters Invests £55 Million to Drive Growth in Meal Solutions

    2 Sisters Invests £55 Million to Drive Growth in Meal Solutions

2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s largest food producers, is investing £55 million in its Meal Solutions Division to support further growth, create state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and secure jobs.
2 Sisters’ Meal Solutions produces a range of products including ready meals, soups and sauces. The division is wholly focused on own-label products, and predominantly […]

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Mondelēz International Unwraps New Production Line at Bournville

    Mondelēz International Unwraps New Production Line at Bournville

Mondelēz International has officially opened a new state-of-the-art production line at its chocolate factory at Bourville, the home of Cadbury in Birmingham. The new facility has been installed as part of a £75 million investment in Bournville by Mondelēz International to make its Cadbury Roses and Heroes assortments and Cadbury Dairy Milk bars. Announced by […]

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Marston’s Moves to Keep Pace With Growth in Home Market

    Marston’s Moves to Keep Pace With Growth in Home Market

UK brewer and pub operator Marston’s is ramping up warehouse capacity at its main brewery by as much as 45 per cent in a bid to keep pace with the thriving take-home beer market. Supermarkets and off-licences sold more beer than pubs and clubs for the first time last year as booming demand hit record […]

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Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

    Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment is needed to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen […]

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Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

    Allied Bakeries Completes £210 Million Capital Investment Programme

Allied Bakeries, part of Associated British Foods, has completed its £210 million capital investment programme designed to create a state-of-the-art baking capability across the UK and ensure the reliable supply of high quality bread to customers. The programme has also set a new benchmark for standards of food safety in the bakery sector and has […]

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Dunbia to Invest £27 Million in Northern Ireland

    Dunbia to Invest £27 Million in Northern Ireland

Dunbia Group is to invest £27 million at its Dungannon site in Northern Ireland to establish an intelligent boning hall and to upgrade production lines to increase output and support export growth. The capital investment programme will result in the creation of 209 new jobs at Dungannon over the next three years.
Dunbia Northern Ireland’s Dungannon […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New €180 Million Nutritional Ingredients Plant

    Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens New €180 Million Nutritional Ingredients Plant

Ireland’s leading dairy ingredients company, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, has commenced production at its new, state-of-the-art nutritional ingredients plant at Belview in County Waterford, so completing a €200 million investment programme designed to increase processing capacity in readiness for the abolition of EU milk quotas.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland processes1.6 billion litres of milk annually or 30% of […]

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Belview – A Fast-track Project Delivered on Budget on Time

    Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Belview – A Fast-track Project Delivered on Budget on Time

In three years Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s Belview facility has literally come from a green field in County Kilkenny to a world class 24,000 sq m dairy plant built to infant formula standard. The largest single capital investment (€180 million) in Ireland by an indigenous Irish company, Belview was designed and project managed by PM Group […]

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Latest GEA Technology Creates One of Europe’s Largest and Most Efficient Dairy Plants For Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

    Latest GEA Technology Creates One of Europe’s Largest and Most Efficient Dairy Plants For Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

It was just 18 months ago that Glanbia Ingredients Ireland awarded GEA a contract to build one of Europe’s largest and most efficient milk processing plants in Belview, Ireland. The first production started in December, 2014: on time, on budget and exactly as planned.
Belview uses the latest dairy technology from GEA to process three million […]

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EPS Delivers For Glanbia Belview

    EPS Delivers For Glanbia Belview

EPS were awarded the contract at the new Glanbia Ingredients milk processing facility in Belview Port, Co. Kilkenny through their consultants, PMG (Project Management Group), to provide a Waste Water Treatment Plant & Water Softening Plant to service the resulting production operations associated with the new build. The rigid programmes demanded by both these projects […]

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Arla Foods Inaugurates New Production Facilities in Germany

    Arla Foods Inaugurates New Production Facilities in Germany

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods has officially inaugurated a brand-new production area at its site at Pronsfeld in Germany. A total of about €110 million was invested in the construction of a new milk drying tower, a new creamery and additional milk preparation and processing capacity. This represents a further step in the company’s continuous, […]

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Mondelez International Constructing $90 Million Biscuit Plant in Bahrain

    Mondelez International Constructing $90 Million Biscuit Plant in Bahrain

Mondelez International has laid the cornerstone for construction of its new $90 million biscuit plant in Bahrain as the world’s leading maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy seeks to tap rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for company brands such as Oreo, Ritz and TUC biscuits.
The company announced the project in October […]

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GEA Builds New Dairy Powder Plant

    GEA Builds New Dairy Powder Plant

GEA Process Engineering in New Zealand has built a complete process plant for infant formula and goat milk powder for its long-term customer Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in Hamilton. Working closely with DGC, GEA has used its experience in plant design to develop a highly innovative plant that provides multiple benefits including: improved product quality, […]

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Turnkey Distillation Project Services From Forsyths

    Turnkey Distillation Project Services From Forsyths

Forsyths Ltd has had a long association with Chivas Brothers Ltd going back over 40 years, and previously with the Glenlivet Group for over 100 years.
During that time much renovation, rebuilding and expansion work has taken place at the various group distilleries. Most notably, the significant expansion of the Glenlivet Distillery five years ago and […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Opens New €120 Million Factory

    Arla Foods Ingredients Opens New €120 Million Factory

Arla Foods Ingredients has officially opened its new €120 million lactose manufacturing plant in Jutland, Denmark. The factory will produce 80,000 tonnes of lactose every year and is situated adjacent to Arla Foods Ingredients’ existing whey processing facility, Denmark Protein.
Lactose from the factory will predominantly be sold into the vibrant infant nutrition sector. Among the […]

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PM Group Reports Strong Turnover and Profit Growth for 2013

    PM Group Reports Strong Turnover and Profit Growth for 2013

PM Group, the international engineering and project management firm headquartered in Dublin, has reported turnover of €355.5 million for the year ended December 31st 2013, well ahead of prior year due to a significant increase in construction revenue. Operating profit before exceptional items was €7.2 million, a 26% increase on 2012. Pre-tax profits rose 20% to […]

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Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

    Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has completed the construction of its new Speyside malt whisky distillery, reinforcing its long term growth prospects in the face of increased global demand for Scotch whisky. The new distillery was commissioned by Chivas Brothers in 2012 with production commencing in October 2014.
Built […]

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$50 Million Investment in Mondelez’s Hungarian Chocolate Plant

    $50 Million Investment in Mondelez’s Hungarian Chocolate Plant

The European business of Mondelēz International has invested $50 million (HUF11 billion) over the past three years in the development of the Székesfehérvár chocolate plant at one of its group members, Győri Keksz. Three new production lines have been installed producing Milka and Cadbury choco-bakery sandwiches exclusively in this plant, mostly for export but more […]

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Diageo Invests €169 Million to Regenerate Historic Guinness Brewery

    Diageo Invests €169 Million to Regenerate Historic Guinness Brewery

Diageo has officially opened its new Eur169 million brewing centre of excellence at its historic St James’s Gate site in Dublin, where all Irish beer production has now been consolidated. With current annual output of about 7 million hectolitres of beer, the modernised St James’s Gate Brewery is core to supporting the growth and development […]

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Tullamore Distillery Nears Completion as Spirit Safe Installed

    Tullamore Distillery Nears Completion as Spirit Safe Installed

The long-awaited return of Irish whiskey production to the town of Tullamore has moved a significant step closer with the installation of the custom-made Tullamore Distillery Spirit Safe. The symbolic and functional heart of a distillery, the installation of the Spirit Safe is a major milestone in bringing Tullamore D.E.W. production back to its hometown. […]

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Vion Invests in Bavarian Meat Plants

    Vion Invests in Bavarian Meat Plants

Vion Food is to make a multi-million euro investment in its Bavarian processing plants as part of a new strategy for its German operations. Almost half of the investments will focus on the expansion of the slaughter- and cutting plant in Landshut, Bavaria. Completion of the project in mid-2015 will see processing capacity almost double […]

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Clegg Food Projects Completes Scheme for 2 Sisters Food Group

    Clegg Food Projects Completes Scheme for 2 Sisters Food Group

Clegg Food Projects has completed its latest scheme for its client food manufacturing giant, 2 Sisters Food Group. The project has seen the extension and alteration of an existing factory in Cambuslang, Glasgow and continues Clegg Food Projects’ portfolio of work for 2 Sisters Food Group over the last 3-4 years.
“We’ve worked with 2 Sisters […]

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Edrington Group Receives Planning Approval For New £100 Million Distillery

    Edrington Group Receives Planning Approval For New £100 Million Distillery

Scottish spirits producer Edrington Group has been granted planning permission by the Moray Council for a new £100 million iconic distillery and visitor centre in Speyside for The Macallan brand. Works will now progress on the delivery of the new facility which is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017. The Macallan is […]

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Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

    Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

PET solutions provider Sidel has created a new business unit to serve drinks products producers globally.
Split into six teams including maintenance, line improvement, training, spare parts and logistics, line conversions and moulds and packaging, Sidel Services has been designed to help customers achieve better product quality, efficiency, flexibility, cost optimisation and brand support.
Sidel CEO and […]

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Finsbury Food Group Doubles Capital Investment Spend

    Finsbury Food Group Doubles Capital Investment Spend

Finsbury Food Group, the UK manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, has taken advantage of its strong balance sheet to double capital investment spend to over £6 million in the year ended 28 June 2014 to underpin future growth via new capacity and innovation whilst also improving productivity and competitiveness. Within the group’s UK […]

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Heineken to Invest £108 Million in UK Production Sites

    Heineken to Invest £108 Million in UK Production Sites

Heineken is to invest £50 million in its Manchester Brewery in addition to the £58 million already announced for its cider plant at Hereford; in order to modernise the facilities and expand the capacity at both sites. A further £18 million will be invested in upgrading and modernising Heineken UK’s Star Pubs & Bars estate.
This […]

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Heineken to invest £126m in UK

    Heineken to invest £126m in UK

Heineken is to invest £126 million into expanding its UK operations; £50m at its Manchester brewery, £58m at its Hereford Cider plant and a further £18m on upgrading its UK pubs.
The brewer said the investment at its Hereford plant would create a world class cider production facility capable of supporting Heineken’s growth in the cider […]

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Molson Coors Brewing to Make Further Investment in Britain’s Biggest Brewery

    Molson Coors Brewing to Make Further Investment in Britain’s Biggest Brewery

As part of its five year Burton Brewery redevelopment plan, Molson Coors, Britain’s biggest brewer, has announced a further investment of £28 million in brewing technology and infrastructure. The investment takes the total now invested in the facility to £75 million and is the biggest single capital investment in British brewing over recent decades.
Part of […]

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Laita to Invest €80 Million to Expand Capacity

    Laita to Invest €80 Million to Expand Capacity

French dairy co-operative Laïta has unveiled an €80 million investment programme to expand its production capacity in dry dairy ingredients.
The two year development plan involves the installation of new industrial equipment at Laïta sites in Finistère, Côtes d’ Armor and Loire-Atlantique. By 2017, the new equipment will enable:Laita to produce an additional 30,000 tonnes of […]

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Green Isle Foods to Invest €30 Million in its Irish Operations

    Green Isle Foods to Invest €30 Million in its Irish Operations

Green Isle Foods, the leading Irish frozen foods company, is to invest €30 million across its operations in Ireland which will result in an additional 115 jobs over the next five years. As a result of the investment, which is intended to position Green Isle Foods for future growth in Ireland and overseas, an additional […]

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Valio Building €170 Million Snacks Plant

    Valio Building €170 Million Snacks Plant

Fiinsih dairy group Valio is to commence the construction of a new snacks plant in Riihimaki, near its existing Valio Herajoki plant. The value of the investment in the building is around Eur75 million and the total budget for the snacks plant amounts to around Eur170 million. Valio is also to invest Eur2.5 million in […]

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Mondelez International to Expand Chocolate Crumb Capacity

    Mondelez International to Expand Chocolate Crumb Capacity

Mondelez International is investing €5 million to expand its Irish chocolate crumb manufacturing plant at Rathmore in County Kerry. The investment programme, which includes the installation of a new milk evaporator, is designed to improve competitiveness by reducing energy costs and the environmental impact of the plant. Subject to planning permission, work is expected to […]

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Greencore to Develop £20 Million Greenfield Factory in the US

    Greencore to Develop £20 Million Greenfield Factory in the US

UK convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group is to build agreenfieldsandwich manufacturing facility in Quonset, Rhode Island in the USA. The new facility will be strategically located to enable Greencore USA both to service its existing markets in New England and also to develop future business opportunities closer to New York.
As a result of the project, […]

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Tullamore D.E.W. Marks Major Milestone

    Tullamore D.E.W. Marks Major Milestone

Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W. celebrated St Patrick’s Day 2014 with the arrival of four hand crafted copper stills, in preparation for the landmark opening of its new distillery in Tullamore in the heart of Ireland. This is the first public glimpse inside the distillery building and marks a major milestone in Tullamore’s history by […]

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Speyburn Distillery Unveils £4 Million Expansion Programme

    Speyburn Distillery Unveils £4 Million Expansion Programme

Speyburn Distillery is to undergo a £4 million expansion to double production capacity in response to the rising demand for Scotch whisky globally. The development programme is due to be completed by the end of 2014.
Speyburn is part of the Inver House Distillers portfolio, which is owned by International Beverage Holdings. The distillery investment will […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

    Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain by investing more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current US network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, NJ, and Richmond, Va, supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To […]

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Major Investment to Boost Arla’s Profitability

    Major Investment to Boost Arla’s Profitability

Arla Foods is looking to expand its production globally and make it more eco-friendly by investing DKr2.2 billion (Eur295 million) in ten of its dairy sites in 2014. The focus will be on production of profitable export products for the company’s strategic growth markets outside the EU.
With an ambition to double its exports of European […]

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Plans For New €10 Million Whiskey Distillery in Dublin

    Plans For New €10 Million Whiskey Distillery in Dublin

The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced plans for a new Irish whiskey distillery to be located at Newmarket Square in The Liberties area of Dublin. This will be the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and brings the Teelings home to their ancestral roots.
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is due to start production […]

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Mondelez International to Invest £75 Million at Bournville Site

    Mondelez International to Invest £75 Million at Bournville Site

Mondelez International is to invest £75 million on upgrading the Cadbury factory and headquarters at Bournville near Birminghamin the UK. The money will be spent over three years and will entail the installation of new production lines and new equipment, leading to greater job security. The Bournville factory currently employs about 1,000 people and produces […]

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New Milestone in Diageo Scotch Investment

    New Milestone in Diageo Scotch Investment

Diageo has announced plans for a £30 million expansion of its Clynelish Distillery in Sutherland, Scotland. In the latest major milestone in Diageo’s £1 billion programme to increase Scotch whisky production, plans have been submitted to Highland Council for the major expansion of Diageo’s most northerly Scotch whisky distillery.
The Clynelish expansion will take the on-going […]

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Premier Foods to Invest £20 Million at Barnsley Site

    Premier Foods to Invest £20 Million at Barnsley Site

Following the ongoing success of Mr Kipling cake slices, Premier Foods is to invest £20 million in building a new production and packing line at its cake manufacturing site in Fish Dam Lane in Carlton, Barnsley. The new line will be capable of producing a staggering 300 million cake slices a year, doubling the company’s […]

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Multi-million Investment by First Milk at Haverfordwest Creamery

    Multi-million Investment by First Milk at Haverfordwest Creamery

First Milk, the British farmer owned food business, has just commenced two major investment projects at its Haverfordwest Creamery in Pembrokeshire. Wales. Nearly £7 million is being invested in a brand new effluent treatment plant and the installation of new boilers which run on clean burn natural gas.
These projects come on top of a £9 […]

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Glanbia to Create 90 Jobs in Ireland

    Glanbia to Create 90 Jobs in Ireland

Glanbia plc, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, has announces two new investments inIreland, 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 […]

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£4 Million Project Completed at Grain D’Or

    £4 Million Project Completed at Grain D’Or

Grain D’Or – part of the Fletchers Group of Bakeries – has completed a £4 million expansion of its food manufacturing facilities to increase production capacity by 40 per cent and enhance technical standards. The London-based company, which specialises in continental sweet bakery products and speciality breads, has converted three industrial units into a new […]

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Edrington to Invest £100 Million in New Distillery

    Edrington to Invest £100 Million in New Distillery

Scottish spirits group Edrington has announced plans for an iconic new Speyside distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan, the world’s most prestigious Scotch malt whisky. The company will work with the world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners to build the new distillery and visitor centre.
Edrington plans to invest over £100 million in The Macallan […]

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Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

    Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

The first milk for its retail customers is now rolling off the filling lines at Arla Foods UK’s new Aylesbury dairy in Buckinghamshire. Arla has invested over £500 million in the UK since 2007 and commenced building the Aylesbury site in February 2012.
The £150 million state-of-the-art dairy is set to be the world’s largest fresh […]

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