Footprint spans over 80 countries around the world
Committed to developing existing routes, and building new routes to market
Key roles for the IDB are in:
- identifying market & product opportunities
- harnessing consumer insights to drive innovation
- maximizing returns to our members
The Irish Dairy Board (the IDB or Group), the Irish owned Dairy Co-operative reported a turnover of €1.9bn for the year ended 31 December 2010. Over the past fifty years the IDB has developed into a successful international business.
The Group has established strong routes to markets and today exports Irish dairy products to over 80 countries around the globe making it Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and a leading international food company.
The IDB’s global sales and marketing footprint for dairy products is supported by its own sales teams and selected agents and distributors. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the business employs over 3,700 people globally.
A co-operative enterprise, the IDB is owned by Irish dairy processing co-operatives and dairy companies and, through them, by Irish Dairy farmers.
The IDB owns the internationally renowned Kerrygold brand, the Irish dairy industry’s most important marketing asset. Other IDB brands include Dubliner and Pilgrims Choice.
The Group provides the scale, scope and expertise for the global export of Ireland’s dairy products. The IDB was awarded Exporter of the Year 2010 by the Irish Exporter Association in recognition of its export achievements and economic contribution to the country over the years.
With an excellent reputation for customer service, the Group delivers premium Irish dairy products and a wide range of food ingredients. It provided innovative bespoke food ingredient solutions for its customer base and supplies specialist ingredients to many of the world’s major food manufacturing corporations.
The IDB has organised its business across three focused business platforms, Consumer Foods, Dairy Trading and Ingredients and DPI, a specialty food distribution company in the USA. Group subsidiaries in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA pack, distribute and market a wide selection of branded products, dairy ingredients, speciality grocery, delicatessen and gourmet food items of both Irish and non Irish origin.