Welsh firm opening €3.3m facility in Co Meath
Volac makes products covering agriculture, sports nutrition and animal nutrition
Volac’s factory in Felinfach, Wales.
A UK dairy nutrition company has invested €3.3 million in a new facility near Kells, Co Meath, at which 16 manufacturing jobs will be created.
The company plans to source Irish raw materials to supplement those bases that are supplied from Volac’s factory in Wales.
Volac’s products serve the sports nutrition, agriculture, and animal nutrition markets.
David Neville, the managing director of Volac Animal Nutrition, said: “In 2008, Volac purchased the Golden Maverick brand portfolio, Ireland’s leading range of animal milk replacers.
“Since then the Irish milk replacer market has seen fantastic growth which we expect to continue in line with the ambitions of the Irish dairy industry. The investment which we announce today reflects Volac’s confidence in the growing demand for milk replacer in both Irish and export markets.”
“Volac is a growing, ambitious company and Ireland has many advantages including a critical mass of companies for Volac to collaborate with in the provision of ingredients and Irish raw materials.
“This is great news for Mullagh, Kells and we look forward to continuing to work with Volac as it grows and expands its operations while creating jobs here in Ireland,” Ms Battersby concluded.