Glanbia has announced plans to create 90 new jobs in Monaghan and Dublin.
The dairy company is to build a new UHT facility in Monaghan, which will create long-life dairy products for export to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
It said the announcement comes on the back of "increased collaboration" between Irish and Chinese authorities, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny's recent visit to the country.
The Monaghan facility is due to be operational early next year and will see up to 40 people employed there.
Meanwhile, Glanbia's performance nutrition division is to establish its EMEA head office in Dublin, which will lead to the creation of 50 jobs.