Tirlán is the new name for Glanbia Ireland

Glanbia Ireland has revealed it will in future be known as Tirlán, a new identity crafted to reflect the characteristics that define the organisation.

Tirlán was unveiled on August 31st, simultaneously to employees and farmer shareholders during an event hosted in the co-op’s new collaboration centre at Abbey Quarter in Kilkenny, Ireland.

A further launch event took place in Tokyo, Japan, supported by Bord Bia and the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,Charlie McConalogue.

Combining the Irish words ‘Tír’ for land and ‘Lán’ for full, Tirlán stands for ‘Land of Abundance’ and “represents the deep connection and relationship between the Co-op”, its people and the land they nurture together to farm and sustain.

From its base in the south-east of Ireland, Tirlán sources its dairy and grains from a network of over 6,000 farm families. Tirlán has a diverse portfolio of high quality dairy and plant-based ingredients, along with leading consumer and agribusiness brands.

Tirlán is one of the top dairy processors in Europe processing 3 billion litres of milk annually into a wide range of high quality ingredients and solutions for export globally. As the largest buyer and user of Irish grains, Tirlán handles over 270,000 tonnes, including a portfolio of premium grains.

With over a third of Ireland’s milk pool, Tirlán will continue to be a key player at the heart of the Irish and global food and beverage sector, an area of enormous significance both to the national economy and our overall export success.

Sustainability is of tremendous importance to Tirlán. As part of its comprehensive sustainability strategy ‘Living Proof’, the organisation has signed up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). It has set out a roadmap with ambitions, backed by a robust implementation programme, to be Net Zero for carbon emissions by 2050, with 30% absolute reductions by 2030, and similar reductions in carbon intensity from milk production.

Speaking at the launch of Tirlán in Kilkenny, CEO Jim Bergin, said: “It is with a sense of history and optimism that we unveil Tirlán as an ambitious, innovative, and modern co-op that combines the best of our heritage, all our people, and our expertise. Our organisation has evolved over our 100 year history. Entering this new phase of our co-op’s journey, Tirlán has ambitions for an ever-increasing role in the wider economy, the international food and nutrition sectors, and especially in rural communities across the country.”

Tirlán director of ingredients, Aoife Murphy commented: “We have harnessed all that is great about Glanbia Ireland to bring it with us into our future as Tirlán. Our heritage, our people and our ever growing expertise provides us with everything we need to meet the challenges of tomorrow and support our many valued partners and customers into the future.”

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