ADP Direct Poultry has acquired poultry slaughter and processing company, Cami International Poultry, for an undisclosed sum.
Located in Welland, Ontario, Cami produces an ‘air-chilled’ poultry product and has both CFIA and USDA certification.
The company employs 55 people, the ‘majority’ of which will be retained under the new ownership, although some sales and accounting functions will be consolidated. However, a planned plant expansion will result in a net increase in employees, according to ADP.
ADP Direct Poultry is a food processing company that serves the retail, foodservice and industrial channels, as well as offering co-packing services.
Augo Pinho, president and CEO of ADP, said: “I’ve believed for years that vertical integration was critical to the company’s long-term aspirations. Cami’s business operations end where ADP’s further poultry processing operations begin, so there isn’t overlap between the two businesses.
“This acquisition gives ADP a consistent supply of poultry with the size and specification required by ADP customers, which makes Cami the perfect addition to the ADP team.”
ADP, which acquired 100% of Cami shares under the purchase deal, says that it is ‘actively growing’, organically and through acquisitions.
“ADP’s strategic plan is focused on organic growth, vertical integration, diversification and branded products,” said Christopher Hobbs, vice president of ADP.
“The acquisitions of the Blue Goose brand in 2018 and Bonte Foods in January 2020 addressed the branded poultry and product diversification goals, but the vertical integration from the Cami acquisition secures our future and allows us to now focus on organic growth.”
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