Irish seed companies SeedTech and DLF Seeds opened a new 52,000-sq-ft seed processing and distribution facility in Wateford, Ireland on July 6 that will process grass and cereal seed, as well as premium grains, for the food industry, the firms announced in a joint press release.
“Today’s opening of this new facility signifies our commitment to the seed sector in Ireland. Which, in addition to the work we already undertake in crop variety research and our unrivalled technical expertise, represents a significant investment into growing and processing seeds in the future,” said Nigel Whyte, commercial director at SeedTech, in a statement.
The recently opened plant will service DLF and SeedTech customers and includes new seed processing equipment specified to process high value grains. SeedTech and DLF said the new facility will also help the firms to develop higher value export opportunities.
“In an increasingly competitive global landscape, our agricultural seed sector needs to differentiate by producing niche crops to exacting standards,” said Matt Dempsey, a guest speaker at the site’s opening ceremony, adding that the firms will “continue to move forward in this critical area for Irish agriculture.”