Minister Troy highlights opportunities for Irish companies within the US Dairy sector at 'Future of Digital Transformation in US Dairy' virtual event

28th January 2021

Digital Transformation

Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy T.D., today welcomed attendees to ‘The Future of Digital Transformation in US Dairy’, a virtual event organised by Enterprise Ireland’s Boston & Chicago offices in the United States.

The event highlights the increased demand for digital solutions within the US dairy sector and promotes opportunities for companies from the Irish dairy and agri-tech sector who can provide innovative technologies to US food and beverage companies, and dairy co-operatives.

Speakers include Enterprise Ireland supported company, Piper Systems, and Danone North America, one of the Top 15 food & beverage companies in the United States.

Founded in 1994 in Wicklow, Ireland, Piper Systems have been working in the dairy industry for more than 25 years, developing robust and reliable systems for measuring and sampling milk. The company operates globally, supplying the world’s leading dairy-producing companies with technology that streamlines the milk pick-up process.

Piper Systems has been working toward US FDA approval of their DynaStream system for several years. Piper’s system is also the only system approved by the NCWM authority as a legal for-payment device across the USA. US Dairy industry leaders such as Danone North America, AgriMark, and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have already introduced the systems on their routes on a local basis, and more rollouts are planned for 2021.

Minister Troy joined the webinar to acknowledge the importance of the Dairy/Agriculture sector in both countries and highlight the innovative capabilities of Irish companies and their technologies targeting the sector in the US.

Speaking at the event, Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD commented, “For Irish companies, the United States has always been a key market. Enterprise Ireland clients exported products and services to a record value of €4.7bn in North America in 2019, an increase of 16% from 2018. Our relationship within the Agriculture and Dairy sector in the United States has played a very important role in this growth story.”

“I wish to congratulate Piper Systems on securing FDA approval for their DynaStream automated milk collection system, the first company to achieve this in the US market. Piper Systems is a shining example of an innovative Irish company winning on the world stage.

Concluding, Minister Troy said, “This year, in particular, is when we make Trade Promotion a priority. As a small open economy, trade and its promotion are key. Ireland is recognised as a global leader in the dairy sector, and I look forward to the strengthening of the relationship between the Irish and US Dairy sector in part through the products and services of our innovative Irish agri-tech and dairy-tech companies.”

“Commitment to innovation and customer-first focus has ensured that U.S. dairy organisations select digital solutions from Irish companies, such as Piper Systems, to help transform their dairy sector. Today’s virtual event outlines opportunities to follow in Piper’s footsteps” said David Corcoran, Manager of Enterprise Ireland’s Boston and Chicago offices. “Enterprise Ireland are delighted to see Piper Systems making such ground-breaking accomplishments here in the U.S. Now that the DynaStream system is FDA approved, we are excited to continue to support Piper as they grow, innovate, and work to transform the U.S. Dairy Industry.”

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Louise Cunningham

Corporate Marketing and Communications

Enterprise Ireland

Louise Cunningham