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Ornua to Acquire UK Cheese Business

January 25, 2017

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire F.J. Need (Foods) Limited, the Cheshire-based cheese ingredients company. Established over 40 years ago, the family run cheese company includes a well-invested cheese cutting, grating and slicing facility, two cheese brands and a distribution fleet. The acquisition is central to Ornua’s strategy of further strengthening its core businesses in Germany, North America and the UK. F.J. Need’s strong competences will also strengthen Ornua’s UK business’s capabilities in the post Brexit environment. ...Read more

Ornua secures further added value route to market for Irish dairy powder

January 11, 2017

Ornua’s UK-based nutritional ingredients business, Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI), and EasiYo, the homemade, fresh yogurt brand from New Zealand, have entered into a supply partnership. This will see ONI utilise a new, purpose-built, production facility at its headquarters in Leek in the UK, to blend and pack high–quality, Irish dairy powders into the full range of EasiYo natural and flavoured yogurt mixes for the UK and European markets. This will be the first time that EasiYo has been produced outside of New Zealand and marks a major step forward in the brand’s international development....Read more

Limerick-based O’Brien’s Artisan Farmhouse Cheese Win 2016 Listowel Food Fair National Kerrygold Cheese Competition

January 09, 2017

Aged cheddar produced by Jim O’Brien, of Limerick-based O’Brien’s Artisan Farmhouse Cheese, has won the “2016 Listowel Food Fair National Kerrygold Cheese Competition”, at the 22nd annual Listowel Food Fair awards, in association with Ornua. The award was presented to Jim O’Brien, by Kevin Lane, CEO, Ornua, at Ornua’s headquarters in Dublin on the 21st of December. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to over 110 countries worldwide, and is the owner of the Kerrygold brand. ...Read more

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur wins Gold

December 14, 2016

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur has won the Gold Medal at the Spirits’ Selection event organised by Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles. The competition is one of the world’s leading events for rewarding international spirits’ brands. ...Read more

Ornua’s German Growth Continues with €10m Expansion

November 09, 2016

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is further expanding its German business, with the commencement of a €10 million extension of its production facility in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dusseldorf. This is the third expansion of the facility, bringing the total investment in Neukirchen-Vluyn to €50 million, as Ornua Deutschland GMBH invests to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products in Germany (and beyond). ...Read more

Ornua acquires US Dairy Ingredients Business

November 02, 2016

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is pleased to announce it has acquired the CoreFX Ingredients division of MCT Dairies, Inc. and a powder ingredient production facility in Orangeville, Illinois. ...Read more