The investment into the Cabra site sees the production of Chef sauces come back to Ireland

The investment into the Cabra site sees the production of Chef sauces come back to Ireland

Ireland's Valeo Foods has completed an EUR7m (US$7.8m) upgrade of its Cabra manufacturing facility in west Dublin.

The investment has seen a production line added that has resulted in the manufacturing, production and packaging of Chef sauces and Fruitfield jams return to Ireland. A spokesperson for the company told just-food production had previously been in southern Europe but would not disclose where or if this was its own site.

"Valeo Foods already had a very significant manufacturing facility in Cabra, and following significant investment in this facility, dramatically improving the efficiency of the operations and making it a best-in-class international site, it made commercial sense to bring production back to Ireland," said the spokesperson.

Total output from the Cabra facility will increase to approximately 85m consumer packs annually as a result of the upgrade.

Oliver Sutherland, chief commercial officer at Valeo Foods, said: "Through our continued focus on innovation and new product development, we look forward to growing our manufacturing output in Ireland and further supporting the local economy and Irish suppliers."