Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) officially opened its new facility, employing 100 people, in Virginia, Cavan today.
Over €7.8m was invested in expanding the pre-existing operations of the site. The new milk protein unit has been designed to meet the technical standards of the clinical and lifestyle nutrition market; a growing global business expected to expand by double digits in the next decade
The new unit will more than double the site's milk protein capacity from 4000 to 10,000 tonnes.
Jim Bergin, CEO of GII said,"While we are conscious of current fluctuations in commodity pricing, the long range outlook for the business and for suppliers is positive - with a growing demand from customers for the high quality milk proteins we will be producing here in Virginia."
"The opening of our new plant ensures that both GII and our farmer suppliers will be able to capitalise on the generational opportunity that is provided by the ending of milk quotas next year."
GII is currently investing €200m in value-adding facilities, with the support of Entreprise Ireland.
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