IRELAND, County Louth. ABP’s by-product division, Advanced Proteins has acquired UK animal by-products and proteins business John Pointon and Sons for an undisclosed sum reports the Irish Times. Advanced Proteins operates separately from ABP’s fresh beef division.
Staffordshire-based John Pointon and Sons, which has been in business for 40 years, is the largest single site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier in the UK. It has a capacity of 400,000 t and employs over 200 people.
Chief executive of the company Martin Pointon welcomed the deal. “This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop what is already one of the market leading animal by-products facilities in the UK,” he said.