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Minister returns from Africa with €50M of business deals for Irish companies

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Staff writer ▼ | December 8, 2015
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney TD concluded his weeklong trade mission to West Africa.
Simon Coveney
Cooperation   A weeklong trade mission to West Africa
Of the over 40 companies that travelled, a significant number of companies concluded contracts this week with a value of over €50m.

In Nigeria, the Minister opened a new packaging and distribution centre for Ornua which will provide a gateway for developing business in West Africa. Ornua already have sales of €130m in 2014 and this facility provides a new route to very potentially lucrative markets.

The Minister also launched a new product for another iconic Irish brand Guinness called Guinness Africa Special. Guinness Nigeria PLC imports Flavour Extract manufactured in St. James’ Gate Dublin, valued at around €60 million per annum.