Silver Pail Dairy manufacturers of quality ice cream and frozen desserts for foodservice and retail customers.

Silver Pail Dairy is located in Fermoy, Co. Cork and founded in 1978 producing ice cream, frozen yoghurts and cream liqueur for the retail and foodservice for Ireland and International markets.

Company Name
Foxway Company t/a Silver Pail Dairy

Dublin Road, Fermoy, Co.Cork

Service Provider

Quote – “The GreenStart Project was instrumental in formalising the sustainability programme and assisted in identifying concrete improvement projects”     John O Connor, Engineering Manager 

Green Start Project Objectives
  • Refrigeration was identified as a key energy user in the facility with a significant potential for improvement.
  • A focus on resource efficiency with a target to improve refrigeration efficiency by 2% and LPHW by 1% within 12 week timeframe was agreed.
Work Programme

Identification of the resources to be addressed included Energy, Water, Waste and Emissions.

A review of the plant took place which identified opportunities for improvement.

A sustainability team was set-up which incorporated representatives throughout the site

  • Sustainability metrics were developed for energy, refrigeration, waste, recycled material and water discharge from the site along with project improvement plans.
  • Implementation of refrigeration controls improvements, additional monitoring equipment, development of metrics and hosting of sustainability team meetings ensued.


  • €10K savings from the modification of controls to the refrigeration plant with a 10% improvement potential over the coming three years.
  • Regular sustainability meetings have given greater understanding of sustainability issues across the site and a management structure is now in place to monitor and manage energy and environmental issues throughout the site.