60 jobs boost for Charleville

Charleville and sur-rounding areas received a significant economic and jobs boost this week with news that Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in the town. The new facility will increase production capacity by 50%, and represents a significant investment in the business. The Cheestrings brand was launched 30 years ago and demand for the product has increased significantly in the following years. It is estimated that 17 Cheestrings are consumed every second, and the cutting-edge facility in Charleville will not only bring additional capacity, but will also support new processing capabilities and efficiencies.
Local councillor Ian Doyle welcomed the news, stating that it was very important for the creation of jobs and development of the local economy.
Edmond Scanlon, CEO of Kerry Group, commented: “Cheestrings has been a fantastic success story over the past 30 years, and is a great example of an innovative healthy snack product for everyday consumption. This new facility underpins the growth plans for Cheestrings, and demonstrates our business’s commitment to the locality.”
Leo Clancy, CEO, Enter-prise Ireland, said: “The opening of the new Cheestrings facility reflects highly on the entire sector – as an example of innovation combined with best-in-class facilities. This state-of-the-art facility is a beacon of inspiration to other Irish food companies looking to innovate, and we wish Pat and the team every success in growing the Cheestrings brand both here in Ireland and overseas.”