Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with Farmers Journal? Register now to read 10 Journal+ articles for FREE
Or

To redeem your unique loyalty code from the print edition click HERE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading...
One51 opens €8m food packaging plant in Cork
Register below to read ten Journal+ articles
for free per month.
Or to redeem your unique loyalty code
from the print edition click HERE
Only takes a second!
Already registered with Farmers Journal? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
code

One51 opens €8m food packaging plant in Cork

By on
Following an €8m investment, the new factory will supply rigid plastic packaging to the Irish food sector.
Following an €8m investment, the new factory will supply rigid plastic packaging to the Irish food sector.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed opened One51’s Protech Plastics facility on Thursday at Little Island, Cork. The new plant will service the Irish food industry with a range of food-grade packaging.

One51 has invested €8m in the site, which will see numbers employed grow from 100 to 125.

The company acquired Protech in 2006. It manufactures a range of specialist plastic containers for nutrition companies such as Wyeth-Nestle, pharmaceutical multinationals and paint companies such as Dulux.

Some 22m infant formula tins are sold worldwide every year have a special anti-contamination lid developed and manufactured by Protech.

Chinese market

Last year Ireland passed out New Zealand to become the second biggest importer of baby formula into the Chinese market. A key area of focus for Chinese authorities has been to cut out the risk of contamination in infant formula.

Alan Walsh, One51 chief executive, said this will be the first factory of its kind in the country to manufacture rigid plastic containers for the food industry. He said that last year's acquisition of the Canadian plastics firm IPL was transformative for One51, not only because it moved the group into the fast-growing North American market, but also because it gave the group access to food-packaging technologies that could be transferred to its European businesses.

One51’s Protech facility also manufactures packaging for 54,000t of animal feed and nutritional supplements annually.

Irish co-ops including Dairygold, Kerry, Glanbia, Lakelands, Boherbue and Tipperary hold a collective 30% stake valued at around €75m in the environmental and plastics company.

Related tags
Related Stories
Liability Cover for Drones used for Agri/ Forestry / Surveying /Coastal work www...
Reseeding, Martin Gorman, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny....
Round or Square, delivered anywhere. ...
Malone post drivers for saleSide tilt for one man operationCall David 08...
*******10FT X 10FT ELECTRIC ROLLER SHUTTER********* FULLY GALVANISED ELECTR...