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Monday 18 November 2019

Ornua opens €30m Spanish cheese production facility

Ornua supplies enough cheese for over 100 million pizzas each year
Ornua supplies enough cheese for over 100 million pizzas each year
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Ornua has opened a €30m cheese production facility in Spain.

The 35,000-tonne mozzarella and pizza cheese factory located in Ávila, is built on the site of the former Ornua cheese manufacturing site, which was destroyed by a fire.

There are plans to increase production to 70,000-tonnes as it strives to become a world leading pizza cheese supplier.

Ornua already supplies enough cheese for over 100 million pizzas each year. 

John Jordan, Ornua CEO said: This major investment will play a key role in enhancing our cheese ingredients capacity and capabilities. 

It will reinforce our position as a leading, large scale supplier of high-quality dairy ingredients to many leading Spanish, European and global food manufacturing and food service customers.”

The opening of the facility co-insides with the creation of Ornua Ingredients Europe, which brings Ornua’s Spanish and UK Ingredients businesses together.

This arm of Ornua will have a combined turnover of over €300m.

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