Ornua, the Irish dairy cooperative, has announced a €40 million ($44 million) development at Kerrygold Park, its butter production facility in Mitchelstown, Ireland.
This investment will increase Kerrygold Park’s annual processing capacity to 80,000 tonnes of butter, equivalent to over 1 million packs daily.
Commenting on the move, Ornua co-operative chair Aidan O’Driscoll said: “We are […] passionate about growing the brand’s global status further and focused on safeguarding the value it returns to the Irish dairy sector through the premiumisation of Irish dairy”.
“Our strategic development of Kerrygold Park is central to this ambition and will support the next phase of growth for Kerrygold on its journey to become Ireland’s first €2 billion food brand”, he added.
Ornua also said it had boosted its on-site headcount at Kerrygold Park by 20%, bringing the total workforce to 180.