UK meat processor Dunbia has acquired Nottinghamshire-based meat firm G Wood & Sons for an undisclosed sum.

The deal for the family-owned meat processor will allow Dunbia to build on what it claims is an already successful pork processing business in Northern Ireland. It will also complete the supply chain in the Midlands by integrating with the company’s pork processing plant in Crewe and its recent multi-million pound investment in sausage processing at its Preston factory.

Dunbia said the deal demonstrates the company’s commitment to driving continued growth in the UK red meat sector.

“This will be a strategic acquisition for Dunbia which will allow us to integrate our supply chain by aligning the Mansfield abattoir with our boning operation in Crewe,” said Dunbia MD Jim Dobson. “The deal builds on our strong network of abattoirs across the UK and provides us with access to additional supplies of British quality assured and higher welfare pork. We see this acquisition as an opportunity to expand our pork division in line with our customers’ requirements.”

G Wood & Son directors Chris and John Wood welcomed the announcement.

“Becoming part of the growing Dunbia Group is a positive step forward for the G Wood and Sons business,” said Chris Wood. “Dunbia’s decision to acquire our business will safeguard the future of the company for our employees, suppliers and customers. We have worked hard to successfully build up the business over the years and feel the time is now right to become part of a larger group.”