New Kerrygold facility opens in Mitchelstown

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Ornua is cutting the ribbon on a new €38 million butter and packaging facility in Mitchelstown, Cork, today.

"Kerrygold Park" will produced up to 50,000 tonnes of butter per annum and will initially employ 65 people.

The move comes as part of a plan to grow Kerrygold's export sales from €750 million per year to over €1 billion.

The factory will have the capabilities to produce new butter products and formats not currently available in Ireland.

Ornua chief executive Kevin Lane said:

"Kerrygold Park is core to our ambitious plans to develop the Kerrygold brand from a butter brand to a dairy brand.

"Not only will the new facility significantly enhance our production, it also greatly improves our innovation capability and our ability to deliver premium dairy products to consumers around the world."

Ornua (formerly known as the Irish Dairy Board) is Ireland's largest dairy exporter, doing business in over 110 countries worldwide. US model Chrissy Teigen is even a fan...

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