As a leading food company in Ireland, we’re proud to make and sell so many iconic brands and products that have delighted consumers here for more than a century such as Cadbury, Kenco and Belvita.

We have been making chocolate in Ireland since 1932 when the 1st Cadbury factory opened in Dublin, Ossory Road and Cadbury Dairy Milk rolled off the line the following year in 1933.


In 1956, a new customised chocolate making factory opened on a green field site in Coolock, on the outskirts of Dublin, and we’re still there today. In the beginning, the Coolock plant produced only for Ireland but successful innovation in new products and brands has meant that in addition to making Cadbury Dairy Milk, Coolock is the global source for such well-known Cadbury brands as Flake and Twirl.

1948, we opened our own chocolate crumb factory on the banks of the River Blackwater in Rathmore, Co Kerry, taking advantage of the Irish milk produced on the lush green pastures of Munster, using 75 millions litres of fresh milk a year.

Our colleagues at our Tallaght site produces gum base for the chewing gum market in Europe.

Working with our Communities

We are committed to the communities where we operate and we’re proud to be a part of them. We invest over STG£4 million each year in our UK and Ireland communities through cash, gifts in kind and employee time.

In Ireland we work with a number of charities and organisations in the community. 

We support Northside Partnership; a local development company on several levels.   This includes the Young Community Leaders; a leadership training programme that provides training, support and opportunity to young people living in our priority communities between the ages of 16 and 25. Through the training, the Young Leaders enhance their capacity, skills, ability and confidence to engage in leadership roles within their wider community.

We also partner Business in the Community (BITC) delivering skills based programmes for 16 – 18 year olds in both Coolock and Tallaght DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) secondary schools.

In 2013 we launched a partnership with Barnardos around a programme of colleague fundraising and volunteering.  Established in 1962, Barnardos is Ireland's leading children's charity working with vulnerable children and their families throughout the country.  2014 sees this partnership expand to include brand and corporate activities throughout the year.

Colleagues in our Rathmore site work with locally nominated charities.  2014 sees the team supporting Build4Life; a Cystic Fibrosis Charity.

The Coolock Site

The business has manufactured Cadbury Dairy Milk in Ireland since 1933, following the establishment of the first Cadbury factory in Dublin, Ossory Road in 1932.  In 1956,  the current factory  in Coolock, north Dublin was established. Coolock is an export lead business with approx 80% of finished goods exported to UK (main market).  Since 2010, new markets in the Nordics and Germany have emerged for brands made in Coolock.

The main brands produced in Coolock include:

  1. Cadbury Dairy Milk including the uniquely Irish ‘8 Square’ varieties.
  2. Moro  / Starbar
  3. Twirl / Flake and all variants
  4. TimeOut / Snack Wafer

The Rathmore Site

Rathmore manufactures chocolate crumb, the base ingredient for all finished chocolate products.  Established in 1948, the factory is located, on the banks of the River Blackwater in Rathmore, Co Kerry; an area of outstanding environmental sensitivity and also located in heart of Munster dairy pastures from where we source approx. 75 million litres of fresh Irish milk annually for use in chocolate crumb.

The Rathmore site produces  a dry chocolate crumb which is supplied to the Coolock plant for further processing into finished chocolate products.  Crumb is also exported to the UK, USA and Canada.                                                      

The Tallaght site

The Tallaght site opened in 2006 and produces gumbase and sweeteners for the chewing gum market.  The site was built on a green field light industrial complex and contains two product lines, warehousing, a basic laboratory and administration office.

Customers are internal Mondelez factories including Turkey, Russia and Poland as primary customers, although we have customers worldwide.  The raw materials produced in Tallaght are, in turn used in brands worldwide, such as Trident and Stimoral.