Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI) will blend and pack Irish dairy powders into the EasiYo flavoured yogurt mixes from a new purpose-built production facility at its Leek headquarters.
Serving the UK and European markets, it will be the first time EasiYo has been produced outside of New Zealand.
High-speed packing lines
The new blending facility, which includes high-speed sachet packing lines, has been supported by a £97,000 Regional Growth Fund grant from Stoke-on-Trent City Council. It will result in the creation of 20 new jobs.
ONI is a subsidiary of Irish agri-food co-operative Ornua.