Ornua Group Statement – Updated 21/11/2017

Ornua is pleased to confirm that the Ornua Board have approved plans to rebuild a new cheese production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain following a fire last month that destroyed its previous facility located there. The next step in the planning process will now commence and the business will provide further progress updates in due course. We would like to recognise the hard work and commitment of our staff during this time and we … Continued

Bill Hunter appointed as Managing Director of Ornua Foods UK

Ornua is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Hunter to the new role of Managing Director of Ornua Foods UK.  Based at Ornua Foods’ state-of-the-art cheese packing facility at Leek in Staffordshire, Bill’s new role will be to lead the continued growth and development of Ornua’s consumer focused operations and brands in the UK. … Continued

Ornua Signs New €610m Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, is pleased to announce that it has secured new five-year syndicated bank facilities of €610 million, replacing its existing €420 million syndicated bank facilities from February 2014.  The new facilities will extend to November 2022, and … Continued

Ornua CEO to step down in mid-2018

Tuesday, 12th December 2017: Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, today announced that its Chief Executive Kevin Lane is to step down in mid-2018, following eight and a half successful years in the role. Lane, who became Ornua Chief Executive in January 2010, … Continued

Kerrygold Irish butter returns to stores throughout Wisconsin

Kerrygold is delighted to confirm that Kerrygold Irish butter will return to the shelves of retailers in the State of Wisconsin.  Wisconsin consumers will once again be able to enjoy the unique taste of Irish grass-fed butter from the home of Irish dairy. Jeanne Kelly, Kerrygold spokesperson, said “During our time away, we have been … Continued

Ornua announces expansion into South Korea with launch of Kerrygold

Ornua has announced a major product expansion into the South Korean market with the launch of Kerrygold butter.  The new product was unveiled by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD at a launch in the Hyundai Department Store Samseong-dong in the Gangnam-gu district, Seoul, during the Irish Trade Mission to South … Continued

Ornua opens new innovation centre in Chicago

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products has officially opened a 5,000-square-foot Innovation Centre in Chicago Illinois, the newest development by its subsidiary, CoreFX Ingredients.  Ornua announced the acquisition of CoreFX Ingredients in November 2016.  The new innovation centre at CoreFX will complement Ornua’s existing innovation network in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Spain, Saudi … Continued

Ornua Group Statement – Updated 08.11.17

Ornua provides the following update on the fire which has severely damaged a mozzarella production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain. For safety reasons the site remains locked down and accordingly it will be several days before the assessment teams are in a position to fully survey the extent of damage and assess next steps.  In the interim, Ornua continues … Continued

Ornua Group Statement

Ornua confirms that a fire has severely damaged a mozzarella production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain. No one was injured in the incident and Emergency Services have brought the fire under control. Ornua and the local authorities in Spain are investigating the cause of the fire. Ornua would like to thank the Emergency Services for their hard work … Continued

Ornua seeks graduates to bring the unique taste of Irish dairy to the world

Ornua, the owner of Ireland’s iconic dairy brand, Kerrygold, is looking for graduates to join their team at the home of Irish dairy.  Ornua’s industry-leading graduate programme is open for applications until October 19th 2017.  With opportunities across the business, from Information and Communication Technology to HR and Sales and Marketing to Supply Chain Management and … Continued

Kerrygold shines at world’s largest food trade fair

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, is showcasing its full range of Kerrygold products at Anuga 2017 – the world’s largest food trade fair. The fair is being held in Germany where Kerrygold Butter remains established as the number one butter brand on the market. Last year saw the successful launch of … Continued

Kerrygold launches first new Irish advertising campaign since 2010

Kerrygold, Ireland’s iconic dairy brand, is set to launch its first Irish advertising campaign since 2010.  The advert, Memories in the Making, centres on the link between generations of family members and how we pass on the lessons we learn. The advert, created by Publicis, will launch on October 2nd. The advert celebrates memories and … Continued

Ornua signs up with Tesco to tackle Sustainable Development Goal on Food Waste

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has entered into a partnership agreement with Tesco to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030. As a major supplier of cheese and butter to Tesco, Ornua will publish food waste data for all of its global operations including those in the … Continued

€2.4 Million in savings through ‘The Ornua Way’ recognised

Ornua today became the first recipient of the International Continuous Improvement Excellence Award, as awarded by the Leading Edge Group.  The award was presented to Ornua COO, Anthony Proctor, by Joe Aherne, CEO, Leading Edge Group at Kerrygold Park in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.  The ceremony was attended by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, … Continued

Ornua Delivers Strong Performance – EBITDA UP 18%

KERRYGOLD REPORTS RECORD GLOBAL RETAIL SALES OF €900 MILLION Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, today published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance. Ornua delivered a strong trading performance in 2016, with Group EBITDA* up 18%. Turnover* rose by 9%, on a like for like basis, to €1.75 billion. … Continued

NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2017 Opens for Entries

This year’s Quality Milk Awards have officially opened for entries; the competition is designed to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farmers. Dairy co-ops throughout the country are invited to nominate their top milk suppliers before the closing date of Friday 26th May 2017. Last year’s overall winners were Tom & Moya Power, 5th … Continued

Market Diversification Critical in Post-Brexit Environment

Minister Creed visits Ornua’s Irish Dairy Hub in Saudi Arabia Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products, today welcomed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed to its white cheese factory in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The visit marks the beginning of a Ministerial-led Trade Mission to the Gulf States, with a number … Continued

Comment | Sale of Kerrygold in Wisconsin

Under Wisconsin legislation, dating back to the 1950s, retail butter for sale in Wisconsin must bear either a Wisconsin or federal grade mark.  This effectively excludes Kerrygold butter being sold in Wisconsin because Kerrygold butter is graded, produced and packaged in Ireland.  We are currently working with the Wisconsin officials on a solution which will … Continued

Ornua Company Statement

The Ornua Board has decided that no immediate reintroduction of the monthly Ornua milk levy will take place. The milk levy was suspended on the 1 May 2016.  It was agreed at that time that the Ornua Board would reconsider the suspension of the milk levy when the Ornua Purchase Price Index returned to 103 … Continued

Ornua to Acquire UK Cheese Business

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. … Continued

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

EASIYO & ORNUA NUTRITION INGREDIENTS ANNOUNCE SUPPLY PARTNERSHIP 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 … Continued

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

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 … Continued