During his visit to Co. Wicklow, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, dropped into Irish Flexible Packaging, based in Carnew, which is described as “an excellent example of an indigenous rural Wicklow based company providing its clients, here and overseas, with dependable and innovative solutions for the dairy and bakery sectors.”
Welcoming Minister Coveney’s visit, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Andrew Doyle, said: “Currently employing 34 personnel, Irish Flexible Packaging was founded 25 years ago by Eamon Farrell and Denis McGuinness from a purpose built factory to service the Bakery Industry and as part of this visit was to help launch a new production line targeting the butter market wrapping sector in Ireland and overseas.”
According to market research, a 50% increase in the Irish Milk production is forecasted for 2020, which equates to approximately 1.5 billion per year to the Irish economy.
“The in-house development of innovative wax packaging products has made the company market leaders in the butter packaging sector. They are in fact the only company in Ireland and the UK who produce high quality foil back wax butter wrapping. The development of new products for the dairy industry has also grown from strength to strength. The continuous development of new markets will also ensure that Irish Flexible Packaging remain tat the cutting edge of progress. With clients ranging from Kerry Gold, Centra, Tesco, Brennans and Morrisions.
Irish Flexible packaging expects to grown its overseas operations substantially. This is a very good example of growing Irish Jobs in a rural community. I very much appreciative of the minister taking time to visit this innovative Wicklow company and I am confident they will continue as market leaders in the sector.”
Source: Wicklow Times – 27th of October 2015 edition