16th July 2018
Glanbia Cheese announces plans to build new €130 million mozzarella cheese facility in Portlaoise, creating 78 jobs supported by Enterprise Ireland
Glanbia and Leprino today announces plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland.
A site has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise.
A total of €130 million will be invested in this world-class facility, which is supported by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.
The new facility will have a production capacity of 45,000 tons per annum. Approximately 78 full time jobs will be created at the facility. It is expected that a further 250 jobs will be created during the construction phase.
The project will now move to its planning phase. If planning permission is successfully achieved, construction will commence later this year and the new facility would be expected to begin production in 2020.