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Rosderra Irish Meats Increase Operational Efficiency Through Factory Floor Innovation

“DEM offer the ultimate in flexibility, ease of use and reliability for a wide range of food processing applications. The scales can be used as standalone self contained weighing units or networked as part of a fully integrated system; optimising the use of the weight data”.
Ian Shields, IT Manager, Rosderra Irish Meats Group


Quick Facts


  • Ireland’s largest pig meat processor
  • 55% of National Kill @ 31,000 Pigs/week
  • Principle supplier in Ireland exporting 48% Worldwide.
  • Accreditations: Bord Bia, USDA, BRC
  • 7 IPC Licences.



Rosderra Irish Meats Group is the largest pork processing company in Ireland. Their mission is to be the leading provider of safe, high-quality foods to the global marketplace.
For over twenty years DEM has supplied Rosderra on an ad hoc basis with a complete range of Hardware, Weighing Scales and Systems to both of their state of the art slaughtering and processing facilities in Edenderry, Co. Offaly and Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
In addition, DEM has a selection of their Hardware, Scales and Systems in place at their Speciality Meat Ingredients facility in Clara, Co. Offaly, and their pork curing facility in Jamestown Co. Leitrim, and also in their Cooked Meats facility in Stradone Co. Cavan.
In total DEM supply to and service all four plants for Rosderra. In 2016 DEM were contracted to do a complete refit of all hardware and weighing scales, bringing the factory up to date with the latest and greatest in innovation and technology.

Rosderra’s efficiency, flexibility and investment in best practice gives them the edge in being the leading player within the industry. They continuously seek new and innovative ways to produce top quality meat products. It is these principles that keep them ahead of their competitors


Rosderra is an integrated business, with a number of their own pig farms strategically placed close to their plants which form the cornerstone of their supply base. From this supply network of quality pig meat,  they produce an extensive range of fresh, frozen and cured pork products. In addition, they produce a variety of cooked meats as well as their corned beef brand,  ‘Hanley’. This makes them a supplier of choice to customers in the retail and food processing sectors worldwide.

Rosderra’s strategy is to continuously upgrade their plants using the latest technology.

In 2016, Rosderra embarked on a significant investment to upgrade their factory floor, replacing all the hardware and software in the factory.

Key Requirements

  • To increase operational efficiencies across all four processing locations
  • Greater control over operations
  • Improved labelling and Increased traceability
  • User-friendly operation
  • Waterproof Enclosures; fully sealed units for high-pressure wash down areas
  • To comply with all accreditations; Bord Bia, USDA, BRC

Rosderra set a number of key goals they wanted to achieve for controlling the processes.

We Replaced

  • Industrial Touchscreen PC’s
  • Industrial Label Printers
  • Stainless Steel Cabinets & Enclosures
  • High-Speed Checkweighers
  • Production Line Terminal and Embedded Control Application
  • Stainless Steel Bench & Platform Scales
  • Scanners, Mobile Computers
  • Onsite fabrication
  • Integrated Weighing  / User Interface Terminal

“DEM’s Application knowledge was  paramount to the success of the overall  factory upgrade.”
Ian Shields, IT Manager,  Rosderra Irish Meats Group


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