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Glanbia to Create 90 Jobs in Ireland

Glanbia to Create 90 Jobs in Ireland
December 16
09:49 2013

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 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.

The announcement follows increased collaboration between Irish and Chinese Government Officials. China is active in seeking sustainable sources of quality dairy produce globally, to meet its growing domestic demand for dairy.

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 Eur700 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, says: “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.”

He adds: “We look forward to commencing operations in 2014, with first exports planned in the second half of the year.”

Glanbia, which has its group headquarters in Kilkenny, currently employs about 2,000 people in Ireland at operations ranging from the Group Innovation Centre in Kilkenny, to its various milk processing facilities, agri mills and retail outlets throughout the South East. Its associate company, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) is currently investing Eur150 million in building a new green field dairy processing facility at Belview, County Kilkenny – the firstgreenfieldprimariy dairy facility to be built in Ireland in over 40 years.

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