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Tánaiste turns sod on Glanbia Co-op and Royal A-ware cheese factory

Representatives of Irish dairy cooperative Glanbia, the Irish government and Royal A-ware gave the go-ahead on June 22, 2022 for the construction of a state-of-the-art, sustainable cheese factory in Belview, Kilkenny, Ireland. The current Minister for Trade and Employment and as of October Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Charlie McConalogue started the construction of the factory with a symbolic 'first spade'.
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Royal A-ware turnover grew by 20% to EUR 2.2 billion in 2021

In 2021, Royal A-ware realised a turnover of EUR 2.2 billion, an increase by 20%. The net result rose to EUR 50.8 million, representing 2.3% of turnover. The company’s growth is the result of the consistent implementation of its long-term strategy and corresponding investment agenda. The number of permanent employees increased by 11% to 3,459 FTEs. Investments grew by 11% to EUR 65.5 billion in 2021.
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Noordhoek Grated Cheese to become part of Royal A-ware

Family businesses Royal A-ware and Noordhoek recently signed an agreement under which Noordhoek will be taken over by Royal A-ware. The proposed takeover has been submitted to the ACM for approval. Noordhoek's employees were informed about the proposed takeover on Monday 30 May. Upon the NMa’s approval, Noordhoek will become part of Royal A-ware and Noordhoek’s 58 employees will become Royal A-ware employees.
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Royal A-ware wants to increase biodiversity with bee hives

In the coming months, Royal A-ware will have bee hives placed (in cooperation with Liquid Nature) at some of our A-ware locations and dairy farmers. Today, the first bees were placed at Bouter Cheese in Culemborg.
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Royal A-ware starts second milk stream in Belgium: pasture milk

From June 1, 2022, Royal A-ware will start a second milk stream in Belgium. In addition to conventional milk, the dairy processor will also collect pasture milk. In the start-up phase, a limited number of dairy farmers will be able to supply pasture milk to A-ware. This will be gradually expanded in the coming period. For the supply of pasture milk, the needs of Stichting Weidegang will be used. MCC Vlaanderen will be appointed to supervise this.
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