LONDON, ENGLAND — Cargill is acquiring Konspol, a Polish value-added food company, providing an array of products in the chilled convenience, frozen and cold cut categories.
Konspol operates a feed mill, five broiler farms and two processing complexes in Poland and employs more than 1,700 people.
“The acquisition will increase Cargill’s production capacity and proximity to existing customers to offer expanded value-added and poultry products,” the company said.
Currently, Cargill employs more than 1,700 people in 22 locations across Poland and operates 19 animal feed mills, a premix oriented facility, a wheat glucose syrup and ethanol production plant.
”Konspol’s commitment to high-quality food and passion for innovation is the perfect fit for Cargill’s Global Poultry business,” said Chris Langholz, president of Cargill Global Poultry. “This acquisition allows us to better serve our customers through a diversified portfolio of value-added products. Konspol is a strong and established fresh chicken and value-added food company whose products are the preferred choice across Poland.”
Under the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals, Cargill will purchase the Polish assets of Konspol’s food and fresh chicken business. Cargill also will acquire Konspol’s portfolio of products, including branded and private label offerings, as well as its customer and supplier relationships.
“Cargill is a company with huge accomplishments and a global reach,” said Kazimierz Pazgan, Konspol founder. “It is also family-owned company that shares our values. I am certain this is the best guarantee of a future for Konspol, a company I have expanded with my family for almost 40 years.”