31/10/2012

Ballgawley Firm Announces Expansion

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced that Triple Eight Proteins in Ballygawley is expanding with the aim of growing exports of pork and poultry products.

The company is a subsidiary of Food-Bridge Ltd, a Cork meat exporting company with an established international network. The parent company is making the investment. Triple Eight Proteins is being assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop overseas sales, and the investment will create 18 new jobs, including three at management level, over the next three years. The company currently employs 12 people. During a visit to the company, the Minister said: "Triple Eight Proteins began operations in Ballygawley last year and is already exporting its total output to customers in developing markets such as Hong Kong, West Africa, South Africa and Eastern Europe.

"This investment will enable it to expand manufacturing and to develop its capacity and capability for accelerated growth overseas.

"The investment by the Republic of Ireland parent company is a significant development for the local pork and especially poultry processing sector, now one of our most successful export sectors.

"In addition, through this investment Triple Eight will offer further employment opportunities, including management posts in important functions such as export marketing, in a predominantly rural community."

(CD)

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