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Sunshine Juice Ltd

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 December 2020

Sector:

Beverages

Key brands

Veg Out, Walshes Really Fresh

About the company

Upon Paul Walshe’s return to Ireland from a trip in North America in 1997 he noticed there was ready availability and popularity for freshly squeezed juice, following this Sunshine Juice Ltd was formed in 1998. Paul purchased an industrial juicing machine and has been making juices from his Carlow base since.

Today Sunshine Juice now operates out of a 26,000 sq ft facility in Carlow and employs 45 personnel. They produce a range of 100% freshly squeezed juices with no artificial additives or preservatives. Due to their growth their product range has further expanded to smoothies and fruit salads (branded as “Walshes Really Fresh”) and their cold-pressed vegetable juice (branded as “Veg Out”). Walshe’s Products have won more than 25 great taste awards and 8 Blas na hEireann awards.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Responsible Sourcing:
Sunshine Juices have made a commitment to source 80% of raw materials from suppliers with recognised sustainability certifications by 2021. (currently at 24%)
Reducing their Environmental Impact:

Targets are in place to decrease energy levels by 28% per unit output, increase waste recycling by 24% and a 40% reduction in the usage of water per unit of output by 2021.