The Home of Irish Dairy
Ornua derives from the Irish words ‘ór nua’, meaning ‘new gold’, linking the business to its Irish heritage and its worldwide brand…Kerrygold.
As an agri-food commercial co-operative, Ornua markets and sells dairy products on behalf of Ireland’s dairy farmers and processors. With an HQ in Dublin, it employs some 3,000 people globally and is responsible for around 60% of Ireland’s dairy exports to over 100 countries, with annual sales of over €2 billion.
The business has two key platforms – Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients – developing bespoke solutions for many of the world’s major food manufacturers. It also has pre-packing and blending facilities located in Germany, the UK, the USA and the Middle East.
As well as Kerrygold, Ornua boasts a brand portfolio that includes Pilgrims Choice, Dubliner cheese, MU and BEO.
Ornua Ingredients UK was formed following the merger of Meadow Cheese Co and The Cheese Warehouse, and more recently includes the acquisition of F J Need. This has created a business with the necessary scale and complementary capabilities to provide customers with a comprehensive range of quality products. category insight, innovation and industry leading R&D resources.