ABP acquires Scotbeef sites

ABP acquires Scotbeef sites

ABP has announced the acquisition of the Bridge of Allan abattoir and Queenslie meat packing plant in Scotland from Scotbeef.

Inside Scotbeef factory.

The two facilities will now become part of the company’s UK meat division which also includes an existing processing facility in Perth, Scotland.  The sale is expected to complete at the end of July 2023.

Commenting on the announcement, Frank Stephenson, group chief executive of ABP said: “We look forward to working with the team in Scotbeef to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for Farmer suppliers, colleagues and customers at the Queenslie and Bridge of Allan plants. It will be very much business as usual with a commitment to building on Scotbeef’s well established tradition and reputation for high quality Scottish red meat products”.

Scotbeef CEO Robbie Galloway said: “This sale is the right move for our staff and producer suppliers, and also for Scottish agriculture as it secures the ongoing viability of these slaughtering and packing facilities in Scotland.

“Like Scotbeef, ABP is a family run business and we have been working  closely with them to ensure a smooth transition. We are appreciative of the support and help we have received from the Goodman family and their ABP colleagues as we have gone through this process. We wish them well for the future with this acquisition.”

With nearly 70 years’ experience and over 40 years in Scotland, ABP is one of Europe’s leading meat processors, supplying fresh and frozen meat products to retailers, food service providers in the UK and worldwide.

ABP employs over 13,000 colleagues across its four divisions: Red Meat, Pet Foods, Renewables and Proteins, with processing facilities in nine countries and a turnover of €5 billion.

Scotbeef will continue to operate from their sites in Inverurie, East Kilbride, Annan, Heysham and Woverhampton.

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