ABP UK is part of the ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading consumer food manufacturers. The food business specializes in supplying fresh and frozen meat and non-meat products to retailers, discounters and wholesale customers.
It has recently expanded and completed the 100% acquisition of Linden Foods (a previous joint venture) and has also welcomed Janan Meat into the ABP family, expanding its customer base.
The company focuses on innovation, particularly in its product offering, and has recently made an investment at its Ellesmere site to create a dedicated ready-to-cook production area, offering customers a convenience food format. It has also launched a plant-based meat substitute. It has a sustainability strategy to reduce environmental impact throughout the supply chain. The company employs approximately 5,000 people in the UK.
Dunbia is one of Europe’s leading food companies processing grass-fed beef and sheep from 12 sites in the UK.
Sustainability has been central to its business strategy for over 20 years and its aim is to provide quality meat products from sustainable sources to support “rural communities, human health and nature’s ecosystem”.
Due to a shortage of butchers and an aging workforce in the UK, he has created a Butcher Academy to create a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic butchers.
The business continues to invest for the future. Highland Meats has invested in the plant increasing processing capacity and sustainability. It also opened a new beef plant at its Llanybydder site in October, the first new beef abattoir in Wales for more than 20 years.
Westaways is a specialist sausage manufacturer in Newton Abbot, Devon. It supplies a wide range of sausage, chipotle and sausage meat packages to retail, wholesale, foodservice and export customers.
It uses only the freshest pork from pigs reared on British farms to Red Tractor standards or equivalent/higher standards (QMS or RSPCA free food). Its factory in Newton Abbot is a BRC accredited AA site.
The company has sustainability within its business. It has already moved to 100% compostable containers. Its frozen lines use compostable potato starch bags that can be used as liners for food box waste at the end of their life. It is also implementing labels that are compostable and do not require a paper backing which is usually non-recyclable.
It has focused on energy programming, making better use of night-time energy tariffs and making new investments in energy-efficient processing and equipment.
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