Dawn Farms to invest in 150 new jobs

Dawn Farms to invest in 150 new jobs

Dawn Farms, suppliers of cooked and fermented meat ingredients to international foodservice chains and food manufacturers, has announced plans to create 150 new jobs over the next five years.

The investment by Dawn Farms, which has state-of-the-art production facilities in Naas, Ireland and Northampton, England, will amount to over €25m over the period.

It is focussed on enhancing the company’s research and development (R&D) capabilities at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre in Naas, Co. Kildare and is supported by Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for supporting Irish businesses.

Larry Murrin, CEO of Dawn Farms said: “Developing new products to meet changing consumer tastes has been at the heart of the growth of this firm for over 30 years. Our Meat Science & Innovation Centre at our Naas headquarters is the innovation hub where we support our customers in over 40 markets worldwide.

Larry Murrin, CEO of Dawn Farms. (Photo credit: Shane O’Neill Photography).

“Great ingredients make great food and great ingredients come from outstanding food innovation. Consumers’ tastes are constantly evolving. We are passionate students of the marketplace and closely monitor consumer trends. We are seeing more demand for home-style authentic meats, new flavours and new snacking options as well as on-going interest in health and wellness across the range of meats that we cook.

Murrin continued: “This investment is a major vote of confidence in our people, our innovation process and our customers who are involved at every stage. It will enhance our capacity to research trends, to develop new products and exciting new production technologies while ensuring that the highest standards of food safety and security are upheld.”

Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland has been working with Dawn Farms since its establishment and we’ve witnessed first-hand the company’s growth and evolution, deepening their presence in the UK as well as diversifying into new markets in the Eurozone region.”

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