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Ireland's largest frozen ready meal supplier to hire 100 people

A further 100 people will be hired in construction to build the new food plant in north Dublin.

A NEW FOOD plant at Lusk based Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs.

An additional 100 jobs will be created in the construction industry with the building of the new state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot plant.

The new jobs are said to be worth an extra €4 million to local economy.

Job openings 

The company is looking to fill graduate positions in sales and marketing, food scientists and technicians, research and development, new product development, chefs and general operatives.

Ballymaguire Foods currently employs 150 people in Lusk and is the largest producer of chilled ready meals to retailers in Ireland.

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The company, founded in 2008, specialises in making and developing private label prepared foods for the top retailers and well-known international food service operators. It’s customers include Tesco, Lidyl, Aldi, Centra, Supervalu and Budgens.

Irish owned

It is a fully Irish owned company, producing approximately 80 different product offerings for the own-brand, Irish retail and food service industry.

Managing Director Ed Spelman said it had strong plans and targets to expand production over the next five years.

Our production capability will now grow to over 500,000 meals per week and this will mainly be used to fuel the opportunities we see in the UK and add to our existing business there. We managed to buck the trend during the recession, as we used it to find new opportunities and successfully grow.

“We pride ourselves in supporting the local economy and where possible, local farmers and producers. We’re also very grateful for the assistance we’ve received from the Government through Enterprise Ireland in the past as well as Bord Bia. Our new food centre will be a centre of excellence for food innovation which will drive quality, new products which will fit consumer lifestyles into the future” he continued.

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