Sale of Moy Park’s Dublin factory to Kepak completed

Kepak Group has completed its acquisition of the Moy Park Poppintree plant in Dublin for an undisclosed sum, Meat Trades Journal can reveal.

Irish meat processor Kepak Group announced its intention to buy Moy Park’s added-value factory in Ireland last year and had expected to finalise the deal by the end of December 2017.

The company would not confirm how much Moy Park, owned by US poultry giant Pilgrim’s Pride, demanded for the plant. Kepak did confirm all 35 staff would be retained.

The plant now trades as Kepak Poppintree and has been bought to bulk up the company’s capability in value-added food-to-go and foodservice products, as well as enhance growth for Kepak’s Rustlers burger brand.

On the sale, a spokesperson for Moy Park said: “The Dublin facility has been sold to Kepak, one of Ireland’s leading meat producers, which has been the site’s primary customer for a number of years. We believe this is positive news to ensure the continuity of operations at Dublin. We are grateful and thank our colleagues in Dublin for their dedication and commitment to the business as they transfer to Kepak without any changes to their contract.”

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