Kepak acquisition of Moy Park Dublin plant completed
Kepak Group has confirmed that its acquisition of the Moy Park Poppintree facility in Ballymun, Dublin, has been completed.
Kepak Poppintree is now operational under Kepak management and, according to the company, there will be no negative impact on staff numbers (approx. 35) currently employed at the plant.
The acquisition was first announced in December and follows Kepak Group’s JV investment in Greene Farm Fine Foods in Westmeath, and the acquisitions of Country Park Foods (CPF), Huddersfield and Kepak Clare – a standalone abattoir.
As well as increasing Kepak’s capability in added value cooked product for ‘Food To Go’, foodservice, the acquisition is also expected to facilitate the continued growth of its own consumer branded Rustlers products.
The Poppintree facility also adds another innovation base to assist Kepak’s expansion plans and is also the home of the Walsh Family Foods Spice Burger which, according to Kepak, has a very loyal customer base particularly in the greater Dublin area.
At the time of the acquisition’s announcement, John Horgan, managing director, Kepak Group, had commented: “As an Irish company and one of Europe’s leading food innovators, engaged in processing and marketing a full range of meat proteins in varied formats and presentations, the addition of Poppintree to the Kepak family of facilities further enhances our capability in added value cooked products.”