THE FOODS OF ATHENRY are primary manufacturers of premium ‘free-from’ baked products.  Two bakeries on the farm, baking certified gluten free in a dedicated facility, while also baking wheat & spelt in a second bakery.

The Foods of Athenry is a family-owned and run bakery, based on the family farm in the West of Ireland. Operating as a bakery since 1998, it became a limited company in 2004.  All products across the production contain no additives, preservatives or hydrogenated fats

Company Name
The Foods of Athenry

Oldcastle, Kilconieron, Athenry, Co Galway

Service Provider
SPeco Services

Quote – “Greenstart made us look at our business from a holistic viewpoint. Decisions taken as a result not only are having an on-going beneficial environmental impact but are also showing a positive result on our bottom line P&L.” 

Green Start Project Objectives
  • Develop Environmental Policy & Key Aspects
  • Comply with Legislation & Regulations
  • Improve Environmental awareness
  • Reduce Packaging
  • Reduce Logistics costs
Key Challenges
  • Resources
  • Packaging’s costs
  • Logistics
Key Changes
  • Mini Environmental System developed & Implemented
  • Packaging design reviewed and implemented
  • Outer case formats consolidated
  • Transport optimised and implemented
  • Increase in max cases per pallet
  • Changed electricity supplier for better rates

Estimated annual savings of €5000 with return on investment less than 1 year