Tiermaclane based John Kelly Meats has been purchased by one of the largest meat processors in the country.
Kepak Group founded in 1981 has acquired the family owned beef processing business that markets its products domestically and in other EU markets. The deal is now subject to normal due diligence and to the statutory approval by The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Co Clare is regarded as one of the most populous suckler beef counties in Ireland. According to Sean Coffey, CEO of Kepak’s Meat Division the group is looking forward to developing its procurement capacity in the Clare catchment area.
Coffey said “The acquisition comes after a number of years trading with John Kelly Meats. The acquisition will add another strategic block to the spread of Kepak abattoirs across Ireland in well-established quality beef producing regions.
“The additional capacity and its potential for further development will enable our Meat Division to grow its business with our partner customers. Kepak looks forward to collaboratively working with local beef producers, the Kelly’s Team and to building on the successful business founded by Mr John Kelly”.