Danone to create 45 new jobs


Food company Danone is to create 45 new jobs as part of a €20 million expansion plan at its manufacturing facility in Wexford.

The multinational manufacturer is investing in the Wexford facility to meet growing demand for its infant nutrition products across Europe.

The investment will fund a new processing and packing line, doubling the capacity of the facility to 70,000 tonnes annually in finished packed product of brands including Aptamil and Cow & Gate.

The new jobs will be created in operations, food science, engineering and logistics.

The €20 million investment at the facility is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland.

Speaking at the facility in Wexford, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said: "Today's announcement that Danone is investing €20 million in its Wexford manufacturing plant and creating 45 jobs is a real endorsement of the quality of our agriculture and our industry, and is great news for the south east."