March 21, 2017
Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products has expanded its footprint in South East Asia with the launch of a range of Kerrygold cheese in Singapore. The launch was marked by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and Sean Ryan, General Manager of Ornua Asia at the Irish Embassy in Singapore on St Patrick’s day in association with Bord Bia. Kerrygold butter and cheese, made with milk from Irish grass-fed cows, is now available to buy in major Singapore retailers and e-commerce sites.
Ornua used the event to highlight the increased importance of opening new global routes to market for Irish dairy products, particularly in the context of Brexit. In late 2015, Ornua acquired Ambrosia Dairy, a Shanghai-based dairy manufacturer. Ambrosia Dairy supplies dairy products including sour cream, yogurt and speciality cheeses to the high end retail and foodservice markets. The last two years has seen Ornua invest in acquisitions and significant infrastructure development in other international markets including Africa, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the UK, and the US.