Family owned Tayto Group Ltd has been making crisps and snacks at its Co Armagh base since 1956.
From humble beginnings, the company has been transformed into a major business producing more than one million packets of crisps each working day at the site. This year the company celebrates its diamond anniversary. It can reflect on a 60 year journey that has seen it become the manufacturer of Northern Ireland’s favourite crisps with a position as the UK’s largest indigenous crisp and snack manufacturer, with an annual turnover of more than £180 million.
The company was started after local visionary Thomas Hutchinson spotted a gap in the market for a locally produced snack.
He went on to buy a castle and created Tayto!
The company has subsequently been transformed from a place where several hundred tins of crisps were produced each week and salted by hand, to a multi million pound business manufacturing more than one million packets of crisps every day.