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De Wit Slaughterhouse
- ActivityPig slaughtering
- Date13 May 2016
PALI Group acquires De Wit Slaughterhouse
De Wit Slaughterhouse is a family-owned pig slaughterhouse with a history going back more than 80 years. Through a recent renovation and expansion, the firm’s capacity increased to 750.000 pigs per year. The company is located in a region where a substantial part of the total Dutch pig stock is housed.
PALI Group, founded in 1959 and located in Eersel, the Netherlands, is a leading family-owned meat company, active throughout a large part of the value chain. Its most important activities are livestock trading and veal production through its subsidiary Vitelco, one of the largest veal slaughterhouses in the world. The company has subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Italy and has customers worldwide. In 2015, sales reached €387m.
With the acquisition, leading meat trading and production company PALI Group will strengthen its position in the pig industry. With a slaughtering capacity of no less than 750.000 pigs per year, De Wit Slaughterhouse is an important player in the market. Although veal production is PALI Group’s cornerstone activity, the company is an important player in the value chain of pigs as well, with nearly 25% of sales coming from pig trading activities. The acquisition enables PALI Group to continue to vertically integrate as it did in with its earlier acquisitions in the veal industry. De Wit Slaughterhouse will continue to operate under the name of PALI Geldrop.
Martijn Paridaans, CEO of PALI Group, says: “During 2015, De Wit has tripled its capacity to 750.000 pigs. Due to difficult market conditions in the pig farming industry, De Wit has not been able to fully utilize that expanded capacity. We took over ‘going concern’, so there is ample opportunity for us to grow. Moreover, we will tap into new sales channels by capitalizing on our existing ‘Vitelco’ veal meat sales channels. We’ll give ourselves 6 months to set this all up.”
For more information: PALI Group