Dew Valley – €22m invested in new research and development

Local meat processing plant in Thurles Co Tipperary is set to create 55 new jobs as part of an investment worth nearly €22m.This money is to be invested in a new research and development facility at the Dew Valley factory site at Holycross Road, Thurles.

The company, a leading cooked bacon supplier in Europe, has been operating successfully in the town since 1984 and already employs over 160 people at its plant currently.

All of the biggest names in the food industry use Dew Valley Cooked Bacon in preference to traditional raw ingredient.

The company has BRC Accredited Grade A and a fully integrated HACCP System of quality assurance in place supplying Fast Food Chains, Manufacturers, Airline & Railway Caterers, The Sandwich Industry, High Street Caterers and Retail Outlets.

Dew Valley are a privately owned independent company led by local man & Managing Director Mr Jack Blake with Head Offices and an EU-approved ultra-modern factory in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Dew Valley was the first company in Europe to introduce the benefits of microwave technology to the commercial production of cooked bacon and export 90% of production to Europe, supplying around 500 tonnes a month to the UK alone. The company are the European leaders in microwave technology, enabling them to supply a wide range of exceptionally consistent products using only the finest raw materials sourced from Ireland and the U.K.

The companies ready-cooked streaky rashers already enjoy a significant share of the U.K. prepared bacon sandwich and burger market and diversify into value added products to satisfy the requirements of their customers.


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