Meat supplier to buy Vion UK processing firms

Meat supplier to buy Vion UK processing firms

2 Sisters Food Group has agreed to acquire Vion UK's red meat and poultry processing businesses, the company announced.

Vion's meat and poultry operations supply poultry, beef and lamb to retail and food service segments in the United Kingdom and Europe. The businesses include 11 processing sites spread across England, Scotland and Wales with approximately 6000 employees. Vion UK is a business arm of Vion NV based in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

In February, Vion NV also sold a meat processing facility in Winsford, Cheshire to Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc. The company sold its UK pork operations in December 2012.

2 Sisters Food Group has 35 manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland, six in Holland and one in Poland, according to the company. The company employs approximately 18,000 people with annual sales of more than $3.5 bill.

The company produces mostly private label products, although its branded products include Buxted, Devonshire Red, Fox's Biscuits, Goodfella's Pizza, Matthew Walker Christmas puddings and Green Isle vegetables.
Source: 2 Sisters Food Group