Dawn Meats to recruit 15 staff members as part of €125M contract with ALDI

Dawn Meats to recruit 15 staff members as part of €125M contract with ALDI

17th Jun 2024

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New ALDI contract allows Dawn Meats to expand production facility

ALDI Ireland has announced a new €125 million contract with supplier Dawn Meats. This is a significant announcement, worth €25 million annually over a five-year term. 
As a result of this new contract, Dawn Meats will recruit 15 new staff members and add six new lines to the ALDI range.  Under the terms of the contract, Dawn Meats will increase their supply to ALDI by 35%. 
Dawn Meats is one of ALDI’s longest-standing suppliers, having supplied ALDI since 2010. The Waterford-based supplier has seen incremental growth every year for the last 10 years supplying ALDI. 
The increased investment from ALDI has provided Dawn Meats with the confidence to accelerate a €5 million expansion plan for their facility in Waterford.
Since arriving on the Irish market in 1999, ALDI has had a long-standing commitment to supporting Irish family run suppliers. Family-owned company, Dawn Meats, has been in operation for over 40 years. 
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD said:
“I welcome this announcement by ALDI of their continued commitment to Irish suppliers and their support for producers around the country. This €125 million announcement with Dawn Meats is an indication of the scale of ALDI’s commitment to the Irish beef sector and is an endorsement of the quality of beef produced by Irish farmers every day.”
Commenting on the announcement today, Niall Browne, Dawn Meats CEO said:
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with ALDI for this significant contract. For almost 15 years now, we have been proud to be involved with ALDI Ireland’s success story providing an increasing range of consistent quality and sustainably sourced meat products.” 
“We look forward to continue developing, growing and innovating with ALDI, building on our long-standing successful relationship.”
Colin Breslin, Managing Director of Buying and Services, ALDI Ireland said: 
“ALDI is deeply committed to supporting our Irish suppliers. This year, we are marking 25 years of operations in Ireland. Our recent economic impact report revealed that since we first opened in 1999, ALDI has spent more than €10 billion with Irish suppliers, demonstrating the scale of our commitment to Ireland. Today, we’re proud to work with more than 330 Irish suppliers and continue to provide high quality products and unbeatable value to all our customers.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Dawn Meats, a company that shares our commitment to quality and sustainability. This continued partnership ensures that our customers can enjoy the best Irish beef, sourced sustainably, and produced to the highest standards.”