Dawn Farms expands in R&D
One hundred new jobs will be created in a €28
million investment at Dawn Farms in Kildare, Ireland, designed to increase its
presence in the EU market.
The Naas company is developing a meat science innovation centre along with
other research and development (R&D) and capital investment.
initiative will double dedicated R&D personnel at the plant to 30 and
increase overall employment in Dawn Farm Foods from 480 people to 580 by
Dawn Farm Foods, part of the Queally Group, was established in
1984 and is a leading manufacturer of fully-cooked meat ingredients for sale
into the EU food manufacturing and food service sectors.
sells cooked meats into the retail sector in Ireland and 80% of its current
output is exported to more than 30 countries worldwide serving customers in the
food manufacturing, food service, pizza and sandwich businesses.
long-term success is dependent on winning business in the more competitive and
high-risk markets in Europe. This will require substantial investment in people,
in manufacturing and in R&D.
Dawn anticipates a growth in
outsourcing of key components by larger players in the €600 billion EU food
manufacturing business, servicing the food service and retail sectors, which
will drive increased demand for meat ingredients.
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