(from left to right) David Byrne, former EU Commissioner for Food Safety, joins Deirdre Lyons, Alltech’s co-founder and director of corporate image and design, and Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Alltech's newly expanded European Headquarters in Ireland.
Earlier this month Kentucky-based nutrition company Alltech announced the opening of its newly extended European Headquarters at the site of its facility in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland. The expansion comes in response to Alltech’s growing presence in Europe, a region which has recently become No. 1 for Alltech’s sales globally. The facility in Dunboyne, now employing 102 people, has tripled in size and capacity to 3,600 sq. m. (38,750 sq. ft.). Alltech has also upgraded its existing research laboratories, allowing much of the molecular research into animal health to take place at the site. Some of the other departments based at the facility are European marketing, regulatory, sales, finance, customer service and Alltech’s quality control department. Alltech’s sponsorship of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy will be activated from the facility as well as the Alltech Career Development Program.
“Alltech opened its first international office in Ireland almost 30 years ago and I am extremely proud today of what it has become: the focal point for Alltech’s European activities and a shining example of what we are about,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech. “We are experiencing tremendous growth globally and none more so than in Europe. This €10-million investment represents a commitment from Alltech to this region and to Ireland for the future.”