Dawn Meats

Beef & Lamb
Ireland, UK & France

With its headquarters in Waterford in Ireland, Dawn Meats is Ireland’s largest red meat processor, and is one of the largest suppliers of Irish and British beef, pork and lamb in Europe.

Dawn Meats processes in excess of 500,000 cattle & 1,000,000 lambs per year, from which it produces 200,000 tonnes of added value meat products, including 55,000 tonnes of consumer packs.

The group’s turnover is in excess of €1000 million and operates 12 beef and lamb processing plants spread over Ireland, the UK and France.

A customer since 2005, to date Emydex factory floor software has been rolled out to Dawn’s 6 Irish beef processing plants in Grannagh (HQ), Rathdowney, Charleville, Carrolls Cross, Convenience and Ballyhaunis, as well as Dawn France.

In the UK Emydex rollout was completed in 2013 at all of Dawn’s UK plants including Cardington, Carnaby, West Devon, Duerden and Highland Meats in Scotland.

Beef Processing Software
"Emydex is a central pillar of our strategic IT plan going forward, and our goal now is to concentrate on completing the roll-out of Emydex to our primary processing sites by year end. This plan may seem aggressive, but we believe it’s achievable on account of the inherent flexibility of the core Emydex product to handle any differences in the business processes required in each of our fourteen disparate sites” Shane Slattery Group IT Manager, Dawn Meats Group


  • Previous mix of systems across different sites (Scanvaegt, Hellenic, HCS)
  • Unreliable (database repairs)
  • High downtime
  • Restrictions with labelling & questions
  • High Cost of Ownership
  • Inability to capture all data required by the business




  • Data capture system, end-to-end across all 14 group factory sites
  • Inter-site Transfers, Stock movements
  • Fully integrated to Movex ERP system
  • Ability to handle catch-weights as well as standard weights
  • Real-time production reporting on Yields, Stock and Traceability information
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