Glanbia Global Innovation Centre Multiple Controlled Environments for R & D
The global innovation centre for multi-billion euro food giant Glanbia is based on the Dublin Road in Kilkenny. The facility recently had multiple controlled environments installed therein for the purposes of research and development. The research facility cost 15M to develop and was opened in 2005 by then Environment minister Micheal Martin. Today the centre employes over fifty people, many of whom have a food science and technology background who work on developing innovative new products for Glanbia.
Glanbia pride themselves in staying at the forefront of ingredient innovation by investing in people, processes and infrastructure, the centre is currently undergoing a further program of development. This development included the installation of a suite of controlled environment / clean rooms designed, supplied and installed by Kilkenny Cooling Systems. These warm rooms are carefully controlled for temperature and ingress of contaminants and are used in the testing of new Glanbia products to ensure that the resulting production volumes meet with the highest standards of quality. As well as spec’ing and supplying the rooms, Kilkenny Cooling Systems was also responsible for preparing the site and erecting the rooms.
Kilkenny Cooling Systems insulated panels are available in a variety of thicknesses and are suitable for a variety of temperatures ranges from -30°C to +60°C and applications including cleanrooms / controlled environments, warm rooms, cold rooms and storage at stable ambient temperatures. The Kilkenny panels’ modular construction and food safe finish makes them ideal for many applications and the cam locking system of fitting the panels together ensure and excellent airtight seal which goes together in minutes. Kilkenny Cooling Systems has provided insulated controlled environments to a wide variety of prestigious companies, including Glanbia, GlenDimplex R & D, Anecto Laboratories and many more.
The controlled environment suite is due to be commissioned before the end of February.