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89. Dairy Produce Packers

Managing director: Stan McCarthy 
Employment: 298
Turnover: £139m
Pre-tax profit: £1.3m

Dairy Produce Packers (DPP) specialises in the preparation and packing of processed cheese products and microwaveable frozen convenience snack foods for the consumer foods industry.

The firm, which has its main operational base in Coleraine, has a contract to supply cheese to fast food giant McDonald's.

It also supplies major supermarkets across the UK and the Republic. The company is an integrated part of the Kerry Group.

Kerry Group also owns Leckpatrick Dairies in Omagh as well as Portadown-based companies Golden Cow and Henry Denny.

The group has grown through a series of strategic acquisitions in its short history, from the commissioning of its first dairy and ingredients plant in 1972.


Millburn Road,


County Londonderry

BT52 1QZ

Tel: 02870 325500


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