Lusk-based Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs to be based in a new state of the art food plant.
The new jobs will add to the already 150-strong workforce in the company and will be worth just over €4 million per year to the local economy. The construction of the new food plant, which will take nine months to complete, will also create a further 100 jobs.
Ballymaguire Foods, part of the Country Crest Group, is the largest chilled ready meals producer in the Republic of Ireland, and a major supplier of private label to the retail trade. The investment will be used to expand the company’s presence in the UK.
Making the announcement, Ed Spelman, managing director of Ballymaguire Foods, said; “This is a really exciting time for Ballymaguire Foods as we reach a landmark in our growth and development, with strong plans and targets now in place to expand production over the next five years.
"Our production capability will now grow to over 500,000 meals per week and this will mainly be used to fuel the opportunities we see in the UK and add to our existing business there.
“Our new food centre will be a centre of excellence for food innovation which will drive quality, new products which will fit consumer lifestyles into the future."
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