Finnebrogue invests £2.8MN in plant-based factory upgrade


County Down food manufacturer Finnebrogue Artisan has invested £2.8 million to upgrade its three-year-old plant-based food factory.

Finnebrogue – which supplies plant-based food to UK supermarkets on a private-label and co-manufacturing basis – has installed 2,846 solar panels on the roof of its vegan food factory.

The investment will eliminate 580t of CO2 emissions and provide further energy security, as well as expanding infrastructure around the site to accommodate its growth within the plant-based category, says the firm.

“As we continue on our growth trajectory in the plant-based sector and across the other categories in which we play, we also continue to invest in our people and our facilities,” comments Finnebrogue’s chief strategy officer Jago Pearson. “Our latest investment in our industry-leading plant-based facility will reduce our carbon emissions, deliver additional energy security and provide us with additional room to grow.

“We are particularly confident about the increasingly significant role we can play in the plant-based category in the years to come, our output having grown threefold in two years and our development teams working intensively on the agenda-setting innovation that has always been the foundations of our success.”

Finnebrogue’s brands include Better Naked, which offers a range of plant-based and meat products, including nitrite-free Naked Bacon, and The Good Little Company, which has a line of pork sausages.