November 8, 2017
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 to engage with staff and their representatives and it has committed to continuing to pay staff until a long-term plan for the business is formulated.
The Ornua Business Continuity Plan has been implemented and staff are working, in Spain and throughout Europe, to ensure that Ornua Ingredientes España customers product requirements are met. We would like to thank our staff for their dedication and resilience at this time.
Ornua has existing milk supply agreements in place with a number of farmer suppliers. We intend to honour these contracts in full.
Ornua would like to thank the Emergency Services for their hard work at the scene of the fire. We would also like to acknowledge the assistance and support of National, Regional and Local Government and the Local Chamber of Commerce. Finally, we would like to thank our neighbours for their patience and support.
We will continue to update media via our website www.ornua.com