Aryzta poised to double sourdough and speciality bread capacity at Grange Castle bakery
Aryzta describes the expansion as “an important step” on the journey to premiumise its bread range
12 April 2022
Aryzta is currently in the final stages of completing the installation of a new speciality bread manufacturing plant at its Grange Castle bakery in Dublin. The investment which includes a significant expansion of its state-of-the-art live sourdough starter plant, will result in a doubling of capacity for the production of sourdough and speciality breads. The project, supported by Enterprise Ireland will result in additional capacity for both its Irish and UK customers.
Demand for sourdough bread has shown significant growth in recent years and the increased capacity will enable Aryzta to keep pace with this growing trend. This expansion will also allow for the development of exciting new products to meet the ever more complex tastes of Irish and UK consumers.
All the specialty and sourdough breads produced at the Grange Castle bakery are made using a perpetual live starter which has 30 years of heritage in the business. This starter is used and regenerated on a daily basis at the Grange Castle bakery, creating the unique and distinctive flavour of the Aryzta premium sourdough breads.
This announcement follows the 2020 Grange Castle investment which saw the installation and commissioning of Aryzta’s ‘Next Generation Stress Free French Bread’ baking capability, producing the highest quality French bread available on the market today.
“This expansion is an important step on the Aryzta journey to premiumise our bread range and to align the business with the consumer demand for breads with high nutritional value, fibre, seeds, grains and of course sourdough,” said Anthony Proctor, managing director of Aryzta Ireland /UK.
Aryzta Ireland is the owner of the popular Cuisine de France brand which recently celebrated 32 years in the Irish market.