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Wednesday 18 July 2018

Ornua plant in Spain ‘severely damaged’ by fire

The fire Ornua's mozzarella production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain. Picture: Agrupación de Voluntarios de Protección Civil del Ayuntamiento
The fire Ornua's mozzarella production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain. Picture: Agrupación de Voluntarios de Protección Civil del Ayuntamiento
Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

Ornua has confirmed that a fire has severely damaged its mozzarella production facility at Ornua Ingredientes España, Avila, Spain. 

No one was injured in the incident and Emergency Services have brought the fire under control. Ornua and the local authorities in Spain are investigating the cause of the fire.

An Ornua spokesperson thanked the Emergency Services on behalf of the company for their hard work at the scene of the fire.

The spokesperson also said that Ornua had commenced a process of direct engagement with its c.120 staff at Avila as it continues to assess the impacts of the fire. 

In the interim, as part of its business continuity planning, Ornua Ingredientes España’s immediate product requirements will be met from Ornua’s European and North American manufacturing bases. 

Ornua recently opened a new Research & Development Centre at its Ornua Ingredientes España headquarters in Ávila.

Ornua Ingredientes España provides cheese solutions, particularly for the pizza sector, that complement similar investments made in Ornua’s Middle East, US and UK customised cheese solution businesses.

The dairy exporter has only recently opened a 5,000sq ft innovation centre in Chicago with its subsidiary CoreFX Ingredients.

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