FDBusiness.com

Celtic Pure Plans €5 Million Plant Expansion

 Breaking News
  • Younger British Consumers Turn Over a New Leaf on Tea New research from Mintel reveals that as many as 37% of British consumers aged 25-34 have drunk 5-6 different types of tea at home or in the workplace over the past month*, compared to just 3% of those aged 55+. Furthermore, Brits aged 25-34 are the most likely to drink every variety of tea tracked by [...]...
  • Irish Consumer Confidence Hits New High Consumer confidence in Ireland has hit its highest level since the recession and is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, according to the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. The Republic of Ireland’s Consumer Confidence Index score – which measures attitudes each quarter on topics including personal finances and job prospects [...]...
  • Fifth Acquisition For Frutarom in 2017 Frutarom Industries, one of the world’s 10 largest companies in the field of flavours and natural specialty fine ingredients, continues its momentum of acquisitions and the implementation of its rapid and profitable growth strategy by agreeing to purchase of 100% of the shares of the UK company Flavours and Essences (UK) Ltd (F&E) for approximately [...]...
  • Market-leading Food Contact Conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Food – 4-7 December, Berlin Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Berlin, Germany from 4–7 December 2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) –http://www.food-contact.com/plastics-paper. With the European Commission having recently published EU regulation 752/2017 amending EU Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended for food contact, all [...]...
  • Croxsons’ Stunning Black Bottle For 6 O’Clock Gin’s Limited Edition Debut Leading glass packaging company Croxsons has supplied Bristol based distiller, 6 O’Clock Gin, with a stunning black bottle for their first limited edition gin product – the Brunel Edition. Since Bramley & Gage’s partnership with Croxsons for the re-launch of their 6 O’Clock gin, the Brunel Edition is the first limited edition gin for 6 O’Clock [...]...
  • Carlsberg Group Remains on Course Carlsberg Group has announced organic and reported net revenue growth of 2% to DKr31.77 billion (€4.27 billion) for the first half of 2017 although group beer volumes fell organically by 3%, chiefly due to a decline in Russia. Operating profit was up 15% organically, with all three regions – Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia [...]...

Celtic Pure Plans €5 Million Plant Expansion

Celtic Pure Plans €5 Million Plant Expansion
February 26
15:22 2016

Celtic Pure, the Irish mineral water company, has unveiled plans for a €5 million new bottling facility at its plant, located on the outskirts of Corcreagh in County Monaghan. The new development will create up to 60 new jobs during the construction phase of the expansion, as well as securing the future for the 50 people currently employed at the facility.

Padraig McEneaney (pictured), chief executive of Celtic Pure, comments: “The investment in our facilities will further create 25 plus new jobs, increase our annual production capacity by 65% and see our annual turnover rise twofold by 2017. Our target is to bring the business to the stage where we can target sales of €18 million to €20 million.”

He continues: “We’ve come a long way since 2000, with only two employees, supplying local customers with water in 5 litre drums. This investment is a tremendous vote of confidence in our staff who have produced and sold record volumes of bottled water last year, in Ireland and worldwide via indirect exportation to China, United Arab Emirates, USA and Australia.”

The new development will commence construction on 12 acres of adjoining land to the current premises in May of this year. The state of the art 6,600 sq m warehouse will house a technologically advanced management and tracking system, new bottling lines and additional office space for the company’s expanding workforce.

The investment will see a C02 machine with dosing unit installed which will accommodate the addition of flavoured water to the Celtic pure product range by 2017. A glass bottling line will also be installed to provide glass bottles to the food service industry with production due to commence in 2018 with an estimated 10 million glass bottles to be produced per annum.

The WCS (warehouse control system) and WMS (warehouse management system) will allow the automated packing and transfer of pallets from the production lines to the storage area via a line of robot palletisers which has output speeds of up to 7 cycles/minute. The computerised system, will ensure the latest in end-to-end traceability of each pallet using intelligent self-diagnosis and control systems of machines’ functions.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements