Cargill has acquired Pollos El Bucanero, one of Colombia’s leading producers of chicken and processed meat products.
The company said the acquisition ‘marks Cargill’s first introduction of its global protein business into Colombia’. Pollos El Bucanero has more than 30 years of experience, with 5,000 employees, which will bring the number that Cargill employs in Latin America to 35,000 across approximately 200 sites in 14 countries.
Jorge Ivan Duque will serve as general manager of Cargill’s Pollos Bucanero business with the company operating as part of Cargill Protein Latin America, which includes businesses in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Duque said: “Cargill is starting a new stage in Colombia, under the Bucanero brand, which is recognised and preferred by millions of customers across the country.
“Just like Cargill, this is a family business. We are confident that this will be a smooth integration and will lead to numerous benefits for our employees, customers and communities.”
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