Diageo has received planning permission from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for a £26 million extension of its Baileys global supply facility in Mallusk, Northern Ireland, UK.
The facility is one of two global production sites of the Baileys brand, producing over 60 million bottles of Baileys each year, which are distributed to 150 countries across the world. It is one of three Diageo sites in Northern Ireland, which includes a beer canning and packaging facility in East Belfast and its headquarters located in Belfast city centre.
Approval of the expansion will enable Diageo to improve its logistics and warehousing facilities, according to the company. Work on the multi-year project is expected to begin in early 2024.
Lesley Allen, operations manager at Baileys Mallusk, said: “We are delighted with the council’s decision to approve our plans to extend our site at Mallusk. The extension will support the storage, delivery and distribution of raw materials and finished goods and we are looking forward to the opportunities it will create for us.
“Baileys makes a considerable contribution to the local economy in Northern Ireland, and over 97% of our output is shipped around the world. We are confident that the planned extension will support Diageo’s wider growth strategy, building on the £40 million investment we made in opening the site in 2003 and the ongoing investments to further develop the facility and the Baileys brand.”
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