A joint venture between Dunbia and Dawn Meats comprising the UK operations of both companies has been given the green light.
The combined UK businesses now trade as Dunbia and are managed by former Dunbia CEO Jim Dobson as CEO, and Dawn Meats CEO Niall Browne as executive chairman.
The new brand logo for the joint venture has been unveiled to staff and customers at the business’s headquarters in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
In the Republic of Ireland, Dawn has acquired Dunbia’s operations, and now has nine facilities (including five abattoirs), following the addition of two complementary Dunbia facilities.
The combined businesses in the UK and Ireland will process approximately 900,000 cattle and 2.6 million sheep annually. Meat will be sourced from 15 facilities across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Dawn Meats CEO Niall Browne said: “We are very pleased to have successfully concluded this process and can now look to deliver the benefits that we believe this transaction will bring for our customers, staff and suppliers.
“Our focus will continue to be on quality and sustainability across three leading national businesses: Dawn Meats in Ireland, Dunbia in the UK and Elivia in France.”
Dunbia CEO Jim Dobson added: “I am excited today to be introducing a fresh look for the new Dunbia business in the UK. The partnership will ensure that we can grow as a leading supplier in the UK market and deliver long-term solutions for our customers and a strong relationship with our farmer suppliers.”
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