Announcement made on sale of Silvercrest plant

Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney.
The sale of the Silvercrest plant in Co Monaghan looks likely to go ahead after ABP Food Group and Kepak agreed to move on the matter.

The sale of the Silvercrest plant in Co Monaghan looks likely to go ahead after ABP Food Group and Kepak agreed to move on the matter.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine welcomed the announcement and pointed to the “commitment” by ABP to the staff at the facility in recent times. “I strongly welcome the announcement today that the ABP Food Group has agreed terms with the Kepak Group for the sale of the Silvercrest plant, subject to Competition Authority approval,” the Minister continued. “While this is a commercial arrangement between ABP and Kepak, I would like in particular to acknowledge ABP’s commitment to the staff at the plant during the past months. The announcement today is good news for the companies concerned and for the Irish food industry generally, and is also very good news for the employees at the Silvercrest plant and local economy at Ballybay, Co Monaghan.”