Glenisk hopes to return to 90 per cent production levels in next 12 months

Chief executive Vincent Cleary says the family yogurt business destroyed by a fire last year is steadily regaining lost ground

Vincent Cleary, managing director, Glenisk. “Hopefully, all things planning permission concerned, by early next year we'll be breaking ground on a new greenfield site,’ he says.Picture: Tom O'Hanlon

Glenisk, the Irish yogurt brand, hopes to be back at 80-90 per cent production levels in the next 12 months, its chief executive has said.

A fire destroyed the company’s plant near Tullamore in Co Offaly last September. At the time there were 60 Glenisk-branded products on supermarket shelves.

The family business is currently at 50 per cent pre-fire production levels, operating from its “Plan B” factory, with 23 Glenisk-branded products back in retailers by ...