Ken Murphy (Director, CareerWise Recruitment) recently attended the opening of a new food grade production facility at Protech Plastics (part of One51) in EastGate, Little Island. Protech is one of the leading plastics design and manufacturing companies in Europe and is the only one approved by the Chinese government to manufacture baby formula containers. It is the country’s first rigid plastic food packaging plant.
The company is currently producing 22 million anti-contamination lids at its plant in Little Island every year. Protech has also patented a completely new way of storing paint in plastic containers.
Michael Creed T.D. & Minister for Agriculture opened the building and indicated that the future for the food production sector in Ireland is very strong.
He had just returned from a trade mission to China which has a retail food consumption spend of 800 Billion Euro and Ireland is only hitting a fraction of the market primarily on infant milk formula.
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