Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
September 20, 2016

Polish meat firm PKM Duda plans to buy two peers

PKM Duda, the Poland-based meat processor, has applied to the country's anti-trust body to acquire two local companies - Meat-Pac and Bekpol.

By Beth Wright

PKM Duda, the Poland-based meat processor, has applied to the country’s anti-trust body to acquire two local companies – Meat-Pac and Bekpol.

Announcing the application, Poland’s competition watchdog, UOKiK, said Meat-Pac and Bekpol operate primarily in Walbrzych, a city in south-west Poland.

UOKiK said in and around Walbrzych was “an area in which PKM Duda is so far limited”. It added: “The area is considered by PKM Duda as having prospects of further development and the company wants to build its market position there.”

Meat-Pac manufactures poultry meat and also has operations in the wholesale of meat and cold cuts. Bekpol operates in the wholesale market of meat and meat platters, UOKiK said.

Fellow Polish meat group Cedrob acquired a majority stake in PKM Duda last year.

In March this year, PKM Duda had announced the sale of a beef unit and said it would focus squarely on the production of pork products.

Content from our partners
GMP: The food sector’s golden rules (and how they will evolve)
Food fraud in the supply chain (and how to fix it)
VEGA level and pressure instrumentation for the food industry

In June, PKM Duda said it would change its name to Gobarto in a bid to bolster the recognition of the brand, which was launched by Cedrob in 2011.

Related Companies

Topics in this article: ,
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every other month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU