FDBusiness.com

FoodCentral – A New National Food Park For Ireland

 Breaking News
  • Arla Foods Delivers Turn-around After Tough Start to 2018 After a difficult first quarter, Arla Foods came out of 2018 with improved sales and brand share as the international dairy co-operative’s performance grew stronger throughout the year. The transformation programme Calcium delivered cost-savings far beyond targets for the year and thanks to a historically strong balance sheet the board of directors has proposed to [...]...
  • British Gin Boosted by Exports The latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs show that British gin sales abroad, in 2018, were worth £612 million – up 15% on the previous year. In 2016 export sales of the juniper-based spirit broke the half a billion-pound mark for the first time and since then the popularity of British gin has seen [...]...
  • Operating Profit Declines at PepsiCo Announces $2.5 Billion Restructuring Programme PepsiCo has reported a 2% increase in net net revenue to $64.66 billion and a 2% drop in operating profit to $10.11 billion for 2018. However, organic revenue, which excludes the impacts of foreign exchange translation, acquisitions, divestitures, structural and other changes, grew 4% and and core constant currency operating profit increased 2%. Commodity mark-to-market net [...]...
  • Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 3.1% increase in revenue to €6.6 billion for the year ended 31 December 2018, reflecting strong volume growth and contribution from acquisitions, partially offset by adverse currency movements. Business volumes grew by 3.5% and pricing decreased by 0.5% against a backdrop of [...]...
  • Premier Foods Discontinues Ambrosia Sale Process Premier Foods has decided not to proceed with the potential disposal of its Ambrosia brand. A number of parties expressed interest in the business, and since the New Year Premier Foods has been engaged in detailed discussions with a small group of potential buyers. However, the Premier borad has concluded that in the present business [...]...

FoodCentral – A New National Food Park For Ireland

FoodCentral – A New National Food Park For Ireland
June 17
09:58 2011

The development of FoodCentral, a national food park, strategically located on a 113-hectare site beside Dublin Airport and close to Dublin Port, is now underway in Ireland. A master plan focused on creating a new world-class food park has been agreed with Fingal County Council, the local authority.

FoodCentral will provide an opportunity for the phased development of a diverse range of food and drink related business operations in an attractive and sustainable environment. Not only does the site provide a strategically located gateway to Ireland’s food market for overseas companies wishing to locate near Dublin, it also provides an excellent location for businesses to establish processing operations or distribution hubs for the domestic or export markets. Over time, food related education, training and ancillary activities will also become established.

FoodCentral has an optimal location for receiving and producing food products and distributing them nationally from the population centre in Dublin. Approx 75% of Ireland’s retail food distribution operates from within a 25 km radius of FoodCentral.

Businesses currently located in FoodCentral and employing over 1,000 people include a number of Keelings and Donnellys operations as well as UK-based food service company, Brakes. The existing businesses in the food park encompass a range of growing; food related processing and packing, food service and logistics operations. These diverse businesses are both competitors and co-operators in a number of respects involving shared services and inter-company trade.

FoodCentral aims for food and drink businesses locating within the park to foster co-location synergies and benefits. A wide scope of activities can be optimised to commercial and financial advantage. These activities include manufacturing, processing, logistics, innovation, research and development, sustainability, marketing, exhibition and administration.

“As FoodCentral develops with both existing and new businesses, its potential to deliver an environmentally attractive food park, harnessing synergies, sharing services, generating new opportunities and adding value to the food and drink sector can be realised in an environment which could generate up to 5,000 sustainable jobs, in a wide spectrum of activities,” comments William Keeling, FoodCentral’s managing director.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements