12 Apr 2023
Tirlán officially opens new headquarters and collaboration hub in Kilkenny
On April 6th, Tirlán officially opened its new headquarters and collaborative hub at Abbey Quarter in Kilkenny city.
Based on the site of the former Smithwick’s Brewery and St. Francis Abbey, this is an urban regeneration initiative between Kilkenny County Council and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). The new offices are designed as a blended workplace in line with Government aims on flexible working and the regeneration of towns and cities.
Speaking at the official opening, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment – Simon Coveney, TD said: “I wish to congratulate all involved in this new venture. Regional Growth and the Rural Economy are central to the Government’s policy on the regeneration of towns and cities. Tirlán’s commitment to farmers, and society at large, as well as the wider food and nutrition sector outlines how they intend to work towards a fully sustainable future in line with the Government’s Climate Action Plan.”
Tirlán Chairman, John Murphy said: “We are delighted to say that Tirlán is 100% farmer-owned and holds strong ambitions for farm families, our people and our fantastic portfolio of nutritional products and award-winning brands. We believe the Abbey Quarter collaboration hub will be a fantastic place to work together to build an even stronger future.”
Tirlán Chief Executive Jim Bergin said: “Our new collaboration hub is a core part of our vision for the future of our €3 billion world-class nutrition and food business. It is a symbol of our focus on working together which is enshrined in our values. Our business makes a difference to our communities, with a significant economic multiplier effect driving further local employment and prosperity.“
The hub has a footfall of over 650 employees a week working across the 11 Tirlán high-tech processing facilities and 52 agri-branches throughout Ireland. Last year, it acquired the full ownership of the dairy and grain operating business, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland. The ICOS member operates as an entirely separate entity to Glanbia plc, which retains its current name.
Tirlán has over 2,100 employees and sales revenue of over €3 billion with 6,000 family farm suppliers. Tirlán has a strong global market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.
ICOS extends its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Tirlán Chairman – John Murphy, Chief Executive – Jim Bergin and the board and staff of the Co-operative on this opening of its state-of-the-art headquarters in the heart of Kilkenny city.