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€100m Investment in Naas

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€100m Investment in Naas

Kerry Group to establish Technology and Innovation Centre in Naas

Naas Town Council and Kildare County Council welcome the announcement by Kerry Group plc to establish a flagship, industry-leading, Global and Technology Innovation Centre in Millenium Business Park, Naas.

The Kerry Group, an Irish company, is a world leader in food ingredients and flavours.  The proposed development in Naas will create 800 full-time jobs in 2015, with a further 100 positions when the facility is fully commissioned by mid-2016.  The majority of the positions are expected to be filled by graduates and skilled employees. 

Naas North West Quadrant Masterplan provides a development framework for Millennium Park.  This development by Kerry Group is complementary to that plan.  It is hoped that the Kerry Group development will provide a catalyst for further development at Millennium.

Kildare County Manager, Michael Malone, in welcoming the proposal, said “This development, promoted by a leading Irish plc, is directly supportive of Government Policy”

The announcement was welcomed by both the Mayor of Naas, Councillor Willie Callaghan and the Mayor of Kildare, Councillor Micheál “Spike” Nolan. Councillor Callaghan said that the establishment of the facility by the Kerry Group is “A significant boost to the local and national economy”.  On hearing the news Councillor Nolan said that “Kildare has capacity and a record for delivery of these large scale developments”.

 

 

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