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Dale Farm announces investment

11 March 2010

Dale Farm has unveiled a £40 million plus investment across its UK dairy operations in a move aimed to support its rapidly growing presence in consumer products and specialist ingredients

A key part of the investment package is over £20million spend on further expanding the company’s award-winning cheddar cheese business.

The company announced its investment plans at the official opening of the first phase of its investment programme – a 50,000 tonne per annum Alfomatic cheddar cheese plant and a whey ultrafiltration plant in Dunmanbridge, Cookstown Northern Ireland.

The company has also commenced work on a new chilled products distribution centre at Kendal in Cumbria and a major upgrade and milk bottle blowing inplant with Nampak at its fresh milk facility in Pennybridge, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The company also announced plans for additional cheese packing facilities in Great Britain possibly at Kendal.

Speaking at the opening of the new cheese plant, Dale Farm’s Group Chief Executive, David Dobbin, said: “This major investment programme will enable us to further develop our added value sales in the UK and Ireland as well as into key export markets. Our key aim is to be best in class in our chosen markets and to be a leading player in the cheddar cheese sector. This investment in developing production and distribution centres of excellence alongside our investments in innovation and marketing will enhance our capability to supply major retail, foodservice and ingredients customers.”

“We aspire to be the best at what we do. A good example of this focus is the work we have been undertaking to develop world class products, such as our Extra Mature Cheese which was selected as best in class at the World Cheese Awards. Overall, our cheeses have won 13 major national and international awards in recent months.”


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