July 31, 2021
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Glanbia looking to extend research and development capability in Kilkenny

By COLIN BARTLEY

GLANBIA Ireland is looking to future proof the company by investing massively in a new Research and Development (R&D) facility in county Kilkenny.

The Kilkenny based global agrifood giant has lodged a planning application with Kilkenny County Council for a huge extension to its R&D facility at its headquarters in Ballyconra, Ballyragget.

The development will consist of a two-storey extension to the existing R&D facility on its Glanbia Ingredients Ireland milk plant in Ballyragget.

The plans would see the construction of a pilot plant, laboratories, storage, dryer and wet process rooms, associated equipment and roof-mounted air handling equipment.

The extension will see an increase in the first-floor area of the current R&D facility and alterations to northern and western elevations of the current building.

The new R&D facility will be built on a site currently being used as a car park.

This would be the second huge investment in Kilkenny announced by Glanbia this year. In January, Glanbia Ireland announced plans to build a €140 million continental cheese-manufacturing facility in Belview.

 

 

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