Kildare Chilling Co

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


Product Range
Beef – Fresh & Frozen, Lamb – Fresh & Frozen, Bone In & Boneless Primal Cuts, Diced & Portioned Products, Manufacturing Meat, VL, Fat & Bones, Dressed Red Offals and Fifth Quarter Products. 

Specialists In
Hand-picked beef and lamb from selected suppliers.



A privately-owned business on a fully-integrated site on the outskirts of Kildare town, Kildare Chilling Co. facilities include two abattoirs, boning halls, chills, blast freezing and cold storage.

The company is dedicated to a number of things, from the supply of quality beef and lamb products 52 weeks a year, to customer food safety and quality specifications. It is also committed to providing a fast, efficient, professional service; quality products at competitive prices; and developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Its management structure facilitates a flexible dynamic market driven approach. Continuous training and development backed by a superbly innovative and creative sale and processing team, ensures a presence in European and international markets.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Manufacturing Processes

  • Reduce energy consumption.
  • Reduce water consumption.
  • Offset CO2 emissions by growth of biofuels off-site.
  • Reduce the use of cardboard.
  • Reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

Social Sustainability

Currently around 450 people are employed at Kildare Chilling Company, which is of enormous benefit to Kildare Town and the surrounding areas. The company has been committed to the people of Kildare Town over the past 40 years and provided generations of families with stable employment. Kildare Chilling Company are committed to maintaining this workforce by continually looking for new customers and to develop new products.

The local farmland and the manner in which it is cultivated by farmers is important to the company which is why they provide organic waste for land spreading free of charge.

Kildare Chilling Company are involved in undergraduate and graduate student training programmes and in recent years have employed 16 graduates through the scheme, 8 of whom have been retained by the company on full time contracts. These graduates get practical experience in the technical, production, commercial and environmental aspects of the company.

Kildare Chilling Company are audited against McDonalds ‘Supplier Workplace Accountability (SWA) Program’, which promotes a unified set of global workplace standards for all workers involved in the McDonalds supply chain –  ensuring they are treated fairly and provided with a safe and healthy work environment.

Unique Selling Points

There are many reasons to choose Kildare Chilling Co. Beef and lamb are carefully handpicked from selected suppliers, and only carcasses meeting the company’s exacting standards are reserved.

Its selection and manufacturing process ensures a supremely high-quality, tender and tasty product, perfect for use by artisan craft butchers and foodservice operators alike.

All products have full traceability back to the source farm and herd, with a low carbon footprint.

Awards & Accreditations

  • BRC
  • Meat Processors Quality Assurance

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