Anglo Beef Processing (ABP) has said the former PAL site in Tipperary is strategic to its supply chain. The news comes on top of major investments in their Cahir and Nenagh meat processing plants, announced in last week’s edition of the Tipperary Star.
The company is nearly doubling its Cahir plant, creating 50 full and part-time jobs in the process. The J35m in its Cahir and Nenagh plants over the next 18 months has been welcomed by South Tipp Fine Gael Deputy Tom Hayes.
ABP Group Managing Director Finbarr McDonnell has also said that a further investment is to be made in the Munster Proteins plant in Cahir which will commence shortly.
ABP have confirmed thaty they have purchased the site of the old PAL factory in Tipperary Town. The company say they see the plant as a “valuable asset” to the group its strategic location is vital to their supply chain. The Pall Corporation manufacturing plant in Tipperary closed in 2011 with the loss of 94 jobs, hitting a town already reeling from high unemployment. The health care products company began manufacturing in the Tipperary town in 1997, but suffered jobs cuts of 150 posts in March 2003, when its entire medical division was shut down. The remaining jobs were in the machinery and equipment division.