Sector News

50 jobs to be created at Evron Foods after US firm acquires ‘significant stake’

November 14, 2018
Food & Drink

Up to 50 jobs could be created at a leading Craigavon bakery after a US firm acquired a ‘significant stake’ in the business.

Evron Foods Group is poised for a major expansion after confirmation Oklahoma- based Bama Companies Inc has agreed a undisclosed deal to buy into the independent bakery.

Morris Evans, managing director of Evron Foods said the Bama deal will fast-track plans for a new 45,000 square foot production and innovation facility in Craigavon, creating employment for additional 50 people once fully operational.

CEO of Bama Companies Inc, Paula Marshall said they have “ambitious plans” for the Craigavon business, which has a widespread international customer base.

“We are delighted to make this strategic investment in Evron Foods Group. Evron share our ethos of investment in people, quality and innovation. Working with the existing management team we have ambitious plans for the continued success of the company including expansion of the customer base, product range and manufacturing facilities in Craigavon and Pontypool.”

Evron Foods has been trading for 35 years and operates from two locations at Carn Industrial Estate in Craigavon and Pontypool, Wales.

The business, which has an annual turnover of £49m, employs a total of 360 people, making a range of high-volume frozen and chilled bakery products for retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and the Middle East.

Founded in Texas in 1927, Bama Companies Inc has factories in USA, China and Europe, producing two million biscuits a day as well as handheld pies, buns, pie shells and pizza crusts for customers all over the world.

By Gareth McKeown

Source: The Irish Times

comments closed

Related News

September 25, 2022

Coca-Cola names new president of global ventures

Food & Drink

The Coca-Cola Co. has promoted Evguenia (Jeny) Stoichkova to president of global ventures, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Ms. Stoichkova joined Coca-Cola Bulgaria in 2004 and was most recently the president of the company’s Eurasia & Middle East division, a role she has held since 2021.

September 25, 2022

Perfect Day allies with Onego Bio to speed-up launch of animal-free eggs

Food & Drink

US-based Perfect Day, is partnering with Onego Bio, which specializes in creating animal-free eggs, aiming to accelerate the timeline to bring the eggs to the market. The business, with the use of its technology, plans to commercialize animal-free ovalbumin, the most abundant egg white protein extracted through precision fermentation.

September 25, 2022

EU fails on food waste: Report reveals bloc discards more than it imports

Food & Drink

Food waste costs the EU €143 billion per year (US$141.7 billion), with a report by Feedback EU raising the alarm of how it’s vital to reduce waste from farm to fork 50% by 2030 and the only way this will be achieved is by enforcing a mandatory directive forcing the food industry to do better and retailers to pay a tax of food waste.