The Burren Smokehouse today (Thursday, 27 August 2015) signed a contract with global logistics company UPS as part of plans to ensure products sold online can be efficiently delivered to their customers in Ireland and overseas.
The deal coincides with an announcement by the producer of Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel products to invest €150,000 in its existing operations and to create new jobs at its production facility in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.
The Burren Smokehouse owner Birgitta Hedin-Curtin said: "We are investing in our integrated systems allowing for greater ecommerce activity and higher efficiencies in terms of customer care and our global customer footprint. At our production facility in County Clare, we are extending our premises to facilitate the ongoing growth of our business."
"We are also targeting an increase in our workforce from 18 to 25 in the coming two to three years and will be creating 10 additional seasonal jobs this coming winter," added Ms. Hedin-Curtin. "We are very grateful to Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Enterprise Ireland for committing financial support under their respective Seafood Processing Business Investment and Lean Business Offers schemes. We also received valuable support from Bord Bia for our rebranding and export plans."
Commenting on the signing of an SLA with The Burren Smokehouse, Andy Smith, Country Manager, UPS Ireland said: “Small-medium sized enterprises such as The Burren Smokehouse are crucial to the future of the Irish economy. UPS is delighted to be collaborating with The Burren Smokehouse, helping them to capture the full benefit of growth opportunities abroad. Working hand-in-hand, we have provided bespoke advice and solutions to support their needs as they grow their footprint internationally.”
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