100 new jobs in Drogheda really take the biscuit

2 Jun 2015104 Shares

A new Irish biscuit company, East Coast Bakehouse, is creating 100 jobs in Drogheda, including R&D roles, at a large-scale biscuit manufacturing facility.

A €15 million total investment will create a state-of-the-art bakehouse, innovation facility, warehouse and offices in Donore Rd business park.

The innovation facility is what interests us most. Presumably it will relate to recipes, ingredients, machinery application and the likes, but we’d like to think it’s just combining Mikado biscuits with Jammy Dodgers.

The domestic biscuit industry is worth €170 million, and the UK market is valued at more than €2 billion, with Enterprise Ireland backing this new venture that’s creating the jobs in Drogheda.

“We carefully evaluated a number of locations for our facility before selecting Drogheda, and our location on Ireland’s east coast will play a key role in the future of our company,” said East Coast Bakehouse CEO Michael Carey.

“We have worked very closely with Enterprise Ireland on this project and we have been encouraged by local support so far for the development of this facility.”

“We are very pleased to be launching this new venture. Our management team combined has over 60 years’ experience in the sector and our drive to bake better biscuits, using select ingredients in a sustainable manner, will become key to our business’ success in the coming years,” he concluded.

Biscuit manufacturing image, via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. Unafraid of heights or spiders, Gordon spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet remains the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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