Aurivo Co-op has today laid the foundations for its €26 million upgraded production facility in Ballaghadereen.
Employing some 650 people, Aurivo is one of Ireland's leading co-operatives with businesses in consumer foods, dairy ingredients, retail stores, animal feeds and livestock trading.
The co-op is investing €26 million in installing a new dryer at the Ballaghadereen site, which will create a modern, state of the art production facility that will boost capacity at the site by 50%.
Once complete, over 50,000 tonnes of milk powders and 15,000 tonnes of butter will be produced there each year.
The move is part of a wider €48 million, 5-year capital investment programme by Aurivo to enable innovative new product development.