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Viltra to be the principal designer of the wastewater and industrial effluent treatment system at brand-new €150 million McCaughey Foods production facility in Castleblayney, Ireland

Viltra is proud to be the principal designer of the wastewater and industrial effluent treatment system for this project which will see Monaghan-based McCaughey Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of ready-to-eat meat products, investing €150 million to build a world-class new production facility in Castleblayney.

The new factory will allow McCaughey Foods to significantly increase production to meet growing customer demands in Ireland, the UK and EU. This type of project fits directly into Viltra’s skill set and values, it also aligns with decades of experience in providing bespoke solutions, customised to the client and contextual needs, within the commercial and industrial sector across Ireland and the UK.

The new facility will be a centre of excellence for cooked food production in Ireland, with McCaughey Foods working with engineers and designers from around the world to ensure the factory will employ the latest technology in food quality, robotics, automation, research and development, making it an industry-leader for innovation and science. Founded in 1996, McCaughey Foods is a family-owned operation that currently employs 130 people across two facilities in Castleblayney. The new factory will create up to 300 highly skilled new jobs, mainly in science and engineering.

How can Viltra help your business?

Viltra has provided solutions for thousands of projects across the UK and Ireland, from agri-food to nursing and care homes, including leading companies such as Artisan Finnerbrogue, Eurospar, Skea Eggs, Hewitt Meats and Hinch Distillery in Northern Ireland as well as Mallon’s Sausages, Greenfield Foods and McCaughey Foods in Ireland.

Since 2015, Viltra is proud to have designed and installed various wastewater solutions which have formed part of a number of multi-million-pound upgrade projects within Artisan Finnebrogue, the UK’s leader in plant-based foods based in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Viltra exclusively managed the projects from design to installation and continue to provide ongoing maintenance of the systems to ensure they meet the industry-leading standards that Artisan Finnerbrogue set.

Designing systems that are adaptable to the business’s needs and the changing processes and operations within various sectors, specifically food, where habits and trends require an increase in new products are at the heart of what Viltra do.



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At Viltra, we are specialists in separating waste and water. Whether you have an individual household, a business or a development, we all need and rely on water, we all create and dispose of waste and we all must keep these two worlds apart.

Viltra are a dedicated team who designs, manufactures and installs wastewater treatment solutions for a wide range of sectors across the UK and Ireland, including the commercial and industrial sector, education sector, conservation sector, domestic sector, agricultural sector and the tourism and hospitality industry. Offering an end-to-end service, the experienced team at Viltra ensure our customers receive a premium service and a robust solution to their wastewater management requirements.

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