Carbery to diversify cheese range with new facility in Ireland

March 1, 2019

Ingredients manufacturer Carbery will invest €78 million (approximately $89 million) on a new manufacturing plant in Ireland, in a move to diversify its cheese offering. Maker of the Dubliner Cheese brand, Carbery said it is responding to increased market growth and consumer demand for mozzarella and other cheese varieties in emerging markets.

The new production facility will have the capacity to process 4 million liters of milk each day. With construction planned for completion in early 2020, the investment will future-proof Carbery’s capability to process all of the milk produced by its shareholders and farmer partners out to 2030 and beyond.

“Product and market diversification has always been a core part of our business and ongoing strategy, with this project in the planning for almost two years,” said Jason Hawkins, CEO of Carbery Group. “As a global organization, we are constantly looking to international consumption trends to further grow our offering and our business. Cheese such as mozzarella provide us with a more diversified product range and an opportunity to build a stronger foothold in new and emerging cheese markets such as Asia and the Middle East, while also providing us with a new product range and market opportunities in sectors such as foodservice.”

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