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Spain’s Grupo Hidalgo acquires new poultry and turkey meats site

Spanish fresh and processed meats producer Grupo Hidalgo has purchased a new warehouse facility in the central region of Castile-La Mancha.

Financial details of the acquisition have not been revealed.

Hidalgo bought the site from national poultry peer Grupo Uvesa, Sergio Herrera, deputy production director for the group’s Granja Gourmet brand told Just Food..

The 3,500 square metre plant will be dedicated to producing the Granja Gourmet processed chicken and turkey products, he added.

In a statement on LinkedIn, Herrera said the warehouse would allow for the provision of “a more complete service to our current customers and monopolise new projects with greater service capacity.”

Just Food has asked the company to confirm how many new jobs the new facility will create as well as when it expects it to be operational.

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Granja Gourmet is produced by the Iberoelaborados business which Grupo Hidalgo set up alongside VMR Group in 2014, and fully acquired in 2019.

VMR itself was snapped up by Dutch Plukon Food Group in 2020.

Granja Gourmet’s portfolio includes a selection of marinated chicken and turkey cuts, grilled and roasted chicken strips, cocktail sausages, chicken and veggie meat patties, ready-to-eat chicken fajita fillings and frozen turkey cutlets.

Grupo Hidalgo, established by Castilla Poultry Farms, Poultry Processing Center of Iscar and Distributions Hidalgo, processes a range of uncooked and cooked poultry, turkey,and rabbit products.

It also owns the fresh chicken brands Abuela Beni and Hidalgo.

The company markets to retail and hospitality industries across the Castile and León and Madrid regions. Its products are also distributed elsewhere in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Just Food has asked the group to confirm the number of suppliers it works with in Spain, as well as which countries it is present in worldwide.

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