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Ambitious growth plans at Novum

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Ambitious growth plans at Novum

Ambitious growth plans at Novum
November 24
10:34 2021
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Supermarket freezer specialist Novum has opened its new extended LEAP™ manufacturing facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. The extended facility of 100,000 sq. ft. will enable the company to double its manufacturing capability in response to global demand for its patented LEAP™ technology.

The Novum supermarket freezer solution is recognised as the most sustainable and energy efficient on the planet and its LEAP™ technology is one of the most important technologies ever to come out of Ireland which directly addresses the burning global challenges of climate change and spiraling energy costs. The technology brings significant benefits to supermarkets globally that are committed to making their contribution to reversing climate change whilst also tackling rising energy costs, environmental compliance and wish to grow frozen food sales.

The new Novum LEAP™ facility will see a significant increase in production capacity to meet bourgeoning demand across Europe and North America and the creation of more than 50 new jobs in Dublin.

Commenting at the launch, Jim Greene, CEO of Novum, said: “Today is a proud day in the 62-year history of Novum. I would like to commend the Novum team and thank our customers who have been loyal to Novum for decades, such as Picard Surgeles, Iceland Food, Northwest Canada and Dunnes.

“We are delighted to be in a position to double production to meet the growing demand for our groundbreaking technology. We are seeing customers wanting to adopt a trusted technology that is easy and efficient to adopt, futureproofing their business when faced with spiraling energy costs and a much more environmentally savvy customer of the future.”

For many years Novum has worked closely with Enterprise Ireland. Speaking at the event Tom Kelly, Manager – Innovation and Competitiveness Division at Enterprise Ireland said: “Novum’s success also proves how innovative Irish companies are gaining a unique market advantage by planning for a low-carbon future, where energy efficiency and sustainability are foremost in customers’ minds. The expansion of Novum’s manufacturing capacity today proves that there are great opportunities for Irish companies in the transition to a low-carbon economy.”

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Pictured L-R: Jim Greene, CEO at Novum; Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD; Tom Kelly, Manager – Innovation and Competitiveness.

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