6 Irish agri-businesses make it into Top 50 companies in the country

Six Irish agri-businesses have made it into the top 50 of The Irish Times Top 1,000 companies for 2016 based on their turnover for 2015.

Kerry Group was the highest ranking agri-business in the Top 1,000, coming in at 15th place with €6.1 billion turnover for 2015.

Headquartered in Tralee, Ireland, the Group employs over 24,000 people throughout its manufacturing, sales, technology and application centres across Europe, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian markets.

The next highest ranking agri-business was Glanbia which came in at 35th place with turnover of €2.8 billion for 2015.

Glanbia is split into four segments; Dairy Ireland, US Cheese and Global Nutritionals, Joint Ventures and Associates and Other Business. It has manufacturing and processing facilities in seven countries.

Right behind Glanbia on the list was Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group, which posted turnover of €2.7 billion in 2015.

ABP is made up of five different sections; ABP Beef, ABP Proteins, ABP Convenience Foods, ABP Pet Foods and ABP Renewables.

Ornua came in at number 39 on the list of the Top 1,000 after it posted €2.5 billlion in turnover in 2015. Formerly the Irish Dairy Board, it exports to over 90 countries worldwide.

At number 47 on the list is Northern Ireland- based Moy Park, one of Europe’s leading poultry companies.

It posted €1.8 billion in turnover in 2015 and outside of the North, it has bases in England, France and The Netherlands.

The final agri-business to make it into the top 50 was Greencore, with 2015 turnover standing at €1.7 billion.

Other agri-businesses to note that were outside of the top 50 was Origin Enterprises (55th), Dawn Meats (70th), Dunbia (81), Kepak (89) and Dairygold (93).

You can view the full list of The Irish Times Top 1000 companies on the Top 1000 website.