A new Irish biscuit company, East Coast Bakehouse, has launched with the announcement of a new large-scale commercial biscuit manufacturing facility at Donmore Road Business Park in Drogheda, Louth, which will create 100 new jobs.
A €15 million investment will change a recently renovated 50,000 sq ft food production facility at the business park into a bakehouse, innovation facility, warehouse and office.
Commenting at the brand’s launch, chief executive of East Coast Bakehouse, Michael Carey explained, “We carefully evaluated a number of locations for our facility before selecting Drogheda, and our location on Ireland’s east coast will play a key role in the future of our company. We have worked very closely with Enterprise Ireland on this project and we have been encouraged by local support so far for the development of this facility.”
The East Coast Bakehouse will produce its own brand of biscuits, as well as manufacture retail private label products for both the domestic and export markets.
“Our management team combined has over 60 years experience in the sector and our drive to bake better biscuits, using select ingredients in a sustainable manner, will become key to our business’ success in the coming years,” Carey commented.
Michael Cantwell, head of Enterprise Ireland’s Food Division, which is supporting the project, said, “The establishment of the East Coast Bakehouse, the most significant new consumer foods company in Ireland for a decade and led by such an experienced team, will further underpin Ireland’s world-wide reputation in food innovation.
“We warmly congratulate the founders on this major achievement and Enterprise Ireland looks forward to working closely with the company to scale this ambitious business and create jobs in this region,” he added.
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