Ballymaguire Foods to build new food plant in Ireland, create 100 jobs
Chilled ready meals producer Ballymaguire Foods will build a new food plant in Dublin, Ireland, a move that would create 100 new jobs.
The proposed 70,000ft2 facility is anticipated to increase the company's production capability to over 500,000 meals per week.
The expansion will enable the company to continue to improve and innovate new food products, while contributing €4m to the local economy every year.
This will also expand the company's presence in the UK, which is said to be leading the global market in the development of chilled convenience meal solutions.
Commenting on the expansion, Ballymaguire Foods managing director Ed Spelman 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 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"
Ballymaguire Foods currently sources 676 tons of beef, 2600 tons of potatoes, 2080 tons of vegetables, 780 tons of dairy produce and 572 tons of chicken annually in Ireland.
The company produces approximately 80 different product offerings for the own-brand, Irish retail and foodservice Industry. Its products include chilled fresh meals, sides, soups and sauces, for numerous own-brand labels.
Image: Ballymaguire Foods is the largest chilled ready meals producer in the Republic of Ireland. Photo: courtesy of rakratchada torsap / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.