Canada’s Greenfield Global looks to set up ethanol production in Ireland

April 9, 2019 |

In Ireland, Greenfield Global Inc., Canada’s largest producer of alcohol and fuel ethanol, and one of the largest alcohols and solvents companies in North America, announced plans to establish a new EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland.

The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland and is expected to create 75 high-quality jobs over the next five years. The new roles will be in a range of operations; production, quality, supply chain, and sales functions.

Greenfield, which has its headquarters in Toronto, Canada, has operations in 12 locations across North America. The company’s extensive portfolio of products is trusted by hundreds of customers in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, life science, personal care, and food, flavor and fragrance markets in over 50 countries.

The new 3,800 sq. meter manufacturing HQ in Portlaoise will be constructed on the IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park and is expected to be operational in Q2, 2020. An estimated 100 jobs are expected to be created during the construction and fit-out phase of the project.

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