Kildare-based pet-food company Irish Dog Foods was named as 'Exporter of the Year' at the 2017 Export Industry Awards.
The awards, which recognise the achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland, were held in Dublin last month.
"The judges found Irish Dog Foods had an impressive innovation and growth strategy," said Nicola Byrne, president of the Irish Exporters Association.
"They displayed a customer focused approach with a wide range of products and markets. Their focus on design thinking and innovation is unique in pet food manufacturing and their long term sustainability is based on bringing innovation to their customers coupled with a very real passion and love of dogs.”
Irish Dog Foods is based in Naas, Co. Kildare, where it produces own-label and branded pet food for retailers, wholesalers and discounters across the globe.
“We were very humbled to receive such an accolade for our business, we believe that recognition like this will energise our team at Naas to push our boundaries’ even further," said Liam Queally, CEO of Irish Dog Foods.
"We have an exciting programme ahead and will enter many new markets for the first time in 2018," he added.
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