Local firm in €1.3m deal out of Africa

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NUTRIBIO Ltd, owned by Co-Op Animal Health Group (CAHG) based in Tullow, Carlow and Norbrook East Africa have signed a manufacturing agreement for the next three years with a value of approximately €1.3m a year.

Nutribio is the nutrition development, manufacturing and export marketing division of CAHG, an animal husbandry input supply company who deliver solutions that improve the health and wellness of ruminants.

Norbrook East Africa is a 100% owned subsidiary of Norbrook Laboratories, a leading global provider of veterinary products.

The deal will create jobs in both Kenya and Ireland with further scope for creation of manufacturing facilities locally, following the introduction of product into the African market.

The news comes amid a report that Enterprise Ireland supported companies have announced major new deals, as part of Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya.

wealth of opportunities for Irish companies on the African continent

More than 40 leading Irish companies are participating on the trade mission, led by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD. The major new partnerships, deals and office openings being announced this week span the key growth sectors of fintech, agri, education, telecoms, construction and life sciences.

Welcoming the new deals and partnerships Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said “I am proud to be leading a trade mission of world-class companies to South Africa and Kenya this week and would like to congratulate all those who have signed deals so far.

“Our meetings have served as a clear reminder that, although we are a small country, we make a big impact on the global stage. We have been given a warm welcome and reception, and it has been widely acknowledged that our businesses are at the cutting edge of innovation.

“The facts speak for themselves when you look at the value of the deals secured.

“There is a wealth of opportunities for Irish companies on the African continent and I am delighted to see that our participants are leading the way in this regard,” the Minister said.

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