Ballymena Dale Farm plant opens

Pennybridge, Ballymena, Northern Ireland: Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster opened dairy processing firm Dale Farm’s new milk and cream plant – the site includes a new chilled distribution centre.

The site at Pennybridge is the result of a £10 million investment by Dale Farm and Nampak, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, and is part of an overall £39million investment in Dale Farm’s three local production sites announced in 2010.

The new facility includes new high speed milk and cream filling lines, a new in-plant plastic bottle blow moulding facility and a new chilled distribution centre.

Foster said: “This state-of-the-art facility, which is now the company’s chilled distribution hub for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, will significantly strengthen Dale Farm’s capacity and capability to compete in export markets.”

Dale Farm is the largest dairy processing company in Northern Ireland, processing over 400 million litres of milk annually.

David Dobbin, Dale Farm’s group chief executive, says: “This major upgrade of our Pennybridge facility means that Dale Farm now operates one of the most modern dairies in the British Isles, ensuring that we can continue to compete successfully against international competitors.”

WORLD NEWS

Wabash and C&S Wholesale show zero-emissions reefer

Lafayette, Indiana, USA: Wabash National and C&S Wholesale Grocers showed a road-ready zero-emissions 48ft refrigerated trailer at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council …

READ THE FULL STORY >

European truck sales slump in January

Brussels, Belgium: Total new commercial vehicles registered in January 2020 fell 11.5% in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Automobile …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Chiquita uses Carrier’s EverFresh technology for bananas

Singapore: Chiquita has transported fully loaded containers of bananas from Panama to the Netherlands using Carrrier Transicold’s EverFresh active controlled-atmosphere refrigeration. Chiquita shipped bananas using …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Cargo-partner i-Logistics certified for organic food

Prague, Czech Republic: Cargo-partner iLogistics Centre, next to Prague Airport, has been certified to handle organic products according to the EU Eco-regulation. The 10,900 m² …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

FreshLinc takes 20 new Volvos: bit.ly/2SZ36qN

© 2020 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ