Arrabawn has been granted permission by the Tipperary County Council for works that will facilitate a three year, €30 million investment programme at its headquarters in Nenagh.
As reported by Agriland, the decision from the council was made on Tuesday (13 November) and Arrabawn welcomed the decision, saying that the programme will transform the site into a world-class manufacturing facility.
The investment, the largest ever undertaken by the group, will double the plant’s capacity and introduce 20 new jobs.
The development of the site will see two unused sites recently purchased by Arrabawn demolished, and relocate the site’s entrance, removing the majority of the co-op’s heavy and light good vehicles from the Stafford and Kenyon Street junction, relieving much of the traffic congestion in this area.
The investment will also include a casein plant extension that will increase processing capacity by 50%, as well as the completion of the upgraded works to the new effluent plant, which began last year.
Arrabawn CEO Conor Ryan said that the announcement is welcome news for both the company and the town.
“This investment underpins Arrabawn’s future, ensuring we have a state-of-the-art plant that applies the very latest, environmentally sustainable technologies and one that is also market competitive,” Ryan said.
“The programme is also a boost for the local economy and ensures that our suppliers are supported by a modern, fit-for-purpose processing operation that will help secure their future also.”
The relocation of the sites main entrance will “eliminate the current traffic congestion and also deliver a much-improved visual aspect for Nenagh, taking out two disused buildings and replacing them with an architecturally impressive entrance.”
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