Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat processor, is to buy local charcuterie supplier Cher-Mignon, the third acquisition the company has announced in eight months.

Cher-Mignon, based in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, “has been making Valais dried-meat specialities such as Valais air-dried ham and Valais air-dried bacon for more than a century”, Bell said today (18 August).

The company, which has 25 staff, generates annual sales of CHF13m. The cost of the acquisition is not being released. All of Cher-Mignon’s staff will be taken on by Bell.

“The merger ensures the continuation of Cher-Mignon’s manufacturing activities,” Bell said. “For Bell Switzerland, this is the ideal way to expand its expertise in regional charcuterie specialities.”

In February, Bell announced a move to expand in the produce sector through the acquisition of Swiss convenience salad maker Eisberg Group.

In December last year, Bell announced it had struck a deal to buy Austrian poultry supplier The Huber Group.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The announcement of the deal to acquire Cher-Mignon was announced alongside Bell’s results for the first half of 2016. Bell booked rising first-half sales and earnings, with its top line helped by recent acquisitions.