Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland have announced that they will be known as Tirlán, a new identity crafted to reflect the unique characteristics that define the organization.
Combining the Irish words “Tír” for land and “Lán” for full, Tirlán stands for “Land of Abundance” and represents the deep connection and relationship between the Co-op, its people and the land they nurture together to farm and sustain.
Tirlán was unveiled simultaneously to employees and farmer shareholders during a webinar hosted today in the Co-op’s new collaboration center at Abbey Quarter in Kilkenny city.
It is the latest step on a new journey for the Co-op. In December 2021, farmer shareholders voted in favors of purchasing the remaining 40 percent stake in Glanbia Ireland from Glanbia plc to become the outright owners of the Irish dairy and grain business.
Co-op shareholders will be asked to vote to approve the name change for the Co-op in the coming weeks.
Glanbia plc will retain and continue to operate under the Glanbia name as an entirely separate entity. Tirlán will remain the largest shareholder in Glanbia plc, with a 31.9 percent shareholding (as of the close of business, Aug. 29, 2022).
“Over the decades, Tirlán has consistently underpinned the livelihoods of our people and our communities. This next exciting step in our evolution will see even stronger bonds with our farmers, our people and our customers,” said John Murphy, chairman of Tirlán. “I am really excited about the launch of Tirlán and the opportunities for this ambitious company to grow and develop in the coming years. We have great brands, well-invested facilities and most importantly, a superb team of people. Our farmers own the business and supply really high quality produce from family-run operations that are huge contributors to the rural economy. We will maintain our relentless ambition to deliver ever more sophisticated nutrition to our customers and reap the rewards for our farm families.
“Our strong ambitions require an identity that reflects our position as a co-operative that cares for our people and strives to deliver a sustainable future for all. I strongly believe Tirlán achieves that objective.”
For more information, visit www.tirlan.com.