Blenders set to move to South City Business Park

Blenders set to move to South City Business Park

SAUCE manufacturing company Blenders is moving to Tallaght and bringing with it a work force of 90 employees, which is set to increase once their new facility in the South City Business Park is fully refurbished.

Established in 1989 by brothers David and Robin Simpson, Blenders has enjoyed nearly 30 years of uninterrupted growth at its Newmarket premises in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties.

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Best known for its mayonnaise, Blenders produces a wide range of sauces and bouillons for the domestic food service market, with products ranging in size from 10kg buckets to small table top sachets – not to mention one ton tanks for the food manufacturing sector.

The company also works with major retailers on their mayonnaise and international sauces range.

Due to its continuous growth Blenders’ home in the Liberties is no longer fit for purpose, with the company acquiring the former Nestle and Fruitfield factory - which, located in the South City Business Park, can be seen from the Tallaght Bypass.

In an interview with The Echo, Sales Director, David Chandler, said: “The new Tallaght site has a significant legacy of sauce production with both Nestle and Jacob Fruitfield producing sauces from the site from the seventies. 

“It is a more suitable manufacturing location as well as being positioned close to Dublin and the M50.”

The company currently employs 90 people however, with expansion plans for the future including new products and new export markets, more jobs will be coming on stream.

“For Blenders the move to Tallaght is a major investment with plenty of room for further expansion”, Mr Chandler said.

“The new Tallaght facility is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment and alterations to facilitate world class manufacturing standards.

“We are all really excited about the move to Tallaght and the opportunities it holds for Blenders.

“We see Tallaght as Blenders new home for many years to come and we plan to be fully up, running and producing in the first quarter of next year.”