Danish Crown: plans to buy Swedish abattoir
Danish Crown has announced plans to acquire Swedish
Ugglarps Slakteri AB, consisting of a pig slaughterhouse and a processing
Ugglarps Slakteri AB is one of the largest companies in the Swedish pigmeat
The processing company slaughters 175,000 animals on a
yearly basis on its slaugthering facility in Ugglarps, South Sweden and also
owns a meat processing plant near the city of Malmö.
Ugglarps Slakteri had a turnover of €85 million. The Ugglarps pig slaughterhouse
employs approximately 170 persons.
"We have for a long time been screening the development
opportunities on the Swedish market with a view to strengthening our sales
through local presence," said Danish Crown CEO Kjeld Johannesen.
believe that the Swedish farmers will be interested in a cooperation with the
combination of a local and global company constituted by Danish Crown and
Ugglarps," he added.
The takeover of the Ugglarps activities will
take place later this year when the due diligence process has been completed and
necessary approvals are available.
â€¢ Ugglarps Slakteri
â€¢ Danish Crown
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