100 new jobs are being created by Lusk-based Ballymaguire Foods in a new state of the art food plant. The new jobs will bring the existing workforce to 250 and will be worth just over €4m per year to the local economy.
The new job vacancies will include:
- Graduate positions in sales and marketing
- Food scientists and technicians
- Product development
- General operatives
A further 100 jobs are also being generated in the construction of the new food plant which will take nine months to complete.
Founded in 2008, Ballymaguire Foods, part of the Country Crest Group, is the largest chilled ready meals producer in the Republic of Ireland. The new jobs and investment will be used to expand the company’s presence in the UK which is leading the world market in the development of chilled convenience meal solutions, the initial focus is on bespoke food and meal products with inherent ‘Irishness’ coming from 100% traceable top quality ingredients.
The flourishing catering and foodservice sectors which account for a third of overall food consumption in Ireland are also growing rapidly and will be a target for expansion by the company.
Making the announcement today 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 and new products which will fit consumer lifestyles into the future” he continued.
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Source: Press Release
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