Laois boasts a vibrant and robust Agri Food sector with major companies operating in the County including Glanbia & G’s Gourmet Jams. Our global operators are complimented by an established base of diverse artisan food and beverage producers of approx 40 micro and medium sized producers.
Glanbia PLC a leading international nutritionals and cheese group have a long established presence in Laois.
Based in Portlaoise Glanbia Agribusiness is the largest supplier of inputs in the Irish Agri Sector and is the leading purchaser and processor of grain in Ireland. A key supplier to the feeds, beer, spirits and cereal industry, Glanbia is also the leading Animal Feed supplier in the country through its ‘Gain Feeds’ brand.
Glanbia Nutritionals opened the first of its kind ‘Oats Only’ processing plant in Portlaoise in 2014 and operates to the Grade A*BRC accreditation standard. This state-of-the-art oats processing facility has significant export capacity allowing Glanbia to export to the US through its partnership with Sturm Foods (McCanns Irish Oatmeal Brand) and Europe through Glanbia’s own ‘Oat Pure’ brand.
Glanbia Cheese Ltd have renewed Glanbia’s commitment to Laois’ successful business environment with €130 million investment in a new cheese manufacturing facility. This new facility will have a production capacity of 45,000 tons of cheese per annum. Glanbia cheese works in partnership with Leprino Foods the largest producer of Mozzarella Cheese in the World. The facility will begin production in 2020 and make Glanbia the largest Mozzarella Cheese Manufacturer in Europe.