Cargill is expanding its poultry operations in the UK with the acquisition of Freeman’s of Newent Ltd.
Freeman’s is a primary chicken processing business in Gloucestershire. The acquisition, which was completed on 4 January, will complement Cargill’s Sun Valley chicken operations.
Freeman’s is a family owned business supplying fresh chicken to UK food service, retail and manufacturing customers.
The Freeman’s management team – which was headed up by Clifford and Nigel Freeman – will remain in place during the integration process and is working closely with the Cargill team to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
Cargill’s global poultry business has grown over recent years with the acquisition of Seara’s poultry and pork business in Brazil. The company now has poultry facilities in the UK, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua and Thailand.
Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services with 158,000 employees in 66 countries.
Sun Valley Europe is a leading supplier of food products to retail, foodservice and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets.
Source: Cargill Inc.