50 New Jobs and Ambitious Growth Plans Announced By Novum As An Tánaiste Opens Expanded Manufacturing Facility In Dublin
2nd November 2021
- - Novum launches new manufacturing facility
- - Increased manufacturing capacity will see a doubling of production
- - 50 new jobs created
Supermarket freezer specialist Novum opened its new extended LEAP™ manufacturing facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. The extended facility of 100,000 sq. ft. will enable the company to double its manufacturing capability in response to global demand for its patented LEAP™ technology.
The Novum supermarket freezer solution is recognised as the most sustainable and energy efficient on the planet and its LEAP™ technology is one of the most important technologies ever to come out of Ireland which directly addresses the burning global challenges of climate change and spiraling energy costs. The technology brings significant benefits to supermarkets globally that are committed to making their contribution to reversing climate change whilst also tackling rising energy costs, environmental compliance and wish to grow frozen food sales.
The new Novum LEAP™ facility will see a significant increase in production capacity to meet bourgeoning demand across Europe and North America and the creation of more than 50 new jobs in Dublin.
Opening Novum’s expanded manufacturing facility in Dublin, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, said:
“Today is a testament to the vision and hard-work of entire team here at Novum. This expanded manufacturing facility will create 50 new jobs and I know the company has ambitious plans to grow even further. It’s wonderful to see an Irish company do so well. I’m also really happy to see the success the company has had in making its products more sustainable. All companies must prepare their business for the future, which will be must less reliant on fossil fuels. The technology Novum has developed will no doubt make them much more resilient and successful into the future. Congratulations to the team and the very best of luck with this expansion.”
Commenting at the launch, Jim Greene, CEO Novum said:
“Today is a proud day in the 62-year history of Novum. I would like to commend the Novum team and thank our customers who have been loyal to Novum for decades, such as Picard Surgeles, Iceland Food, Northwest Canada and Dunnes.
We are delighted to be in a position to double production to meet the growing demand for our groundbreaking technology. We are seeing customers wanting to adopt a trusted technology that is easy and efficient to adopt, futureproofing their business when faced with spiraling energy costs and a much more environmentally savvy customer of the future.”
For many years Novum has worked closely with Enterprise Ireland. Speaking at the event Tom Kelly, Manager - Innovation and Competitiveness Division at Enterprise Ireland said:
“I am delighted to see an Irish company with the history and legacy of Novum continue to push the boundaries of innovation and design and compete and win in international markets. It is a tremendous example of an Irish business creating high-quality jobs in the important manufacturing sector.
“Novum’s success also proves how innovative Irish companies are gaining a unique market advantage by planning for a low-carbon future, where energy efficiency and sustainability are foremost in customers’ minds. The expansion of Novum’s manufacturing capacity today proves that there are great opportunities for Irish companies in the transition to a low-carbon economy.”
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