Poland’s Tarczyński launches expanded meat processing plant, increases sales

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

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Tarczyński SA is opening a new faciltiy in the south of Poland
Tarczyński SA is opening a new faciltiy in the south of Poland

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Polish meat processor Tarczyński SA has launched a new facility in Ujeździec Mały, in Poland’s southern part, working at full capacity, and has reported increased sales revenues for the first quarter of this year. The company aims to further raise its sales by expanding its meat processing capacity. 

From January to March 2016, Tarczyński posted revenues of some PLN144.5 million (€32.7m), an increase of 16% compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the company’s financial report for the first quarter of 2016. Tarczyński reported a net profit of close to PLN4m (€900,000) for the January-March 2016 period.
Expanded processing capacity
The Polish firm said it currently operated three meat processing facilities in Poland. These included the company’s plant in Ujeździec Mały, which is fitted with a daily capacity of some 100 tonnes (t), the facility in Sława, which has a daily capacity of about 40t, and the plant in Bielsko-Biała, fitted to process some 30t of meat per day. Tarczyński’s portfolio comprises about 300 processed meat products.
The investment in Ujeździec Mały is expected to increase the company’s meat processing capacity by as much as 40%, according to estimates by Tarczyński. In the first quarter of this year, the producer said its investment, related to constructing new production halls and fitting them with new meat processing equipment, totalled some PLN6.2m (€1.4m).
“The aim of the expansion was to raise the production capacity of the company in relation to the dynamic growth of its sales revenues,”​ Tarczyński said in its financial report for the first quarter of 2016.
Export sales
Tarczyński specialises in making various processed products with the use of pork and poultry meat. These include Poland’s traditional kabanos pork sausage, frankfurters, hams, sausages and others, according to data from the firm.
In addition to the Polish market, Tarczyński exports its products to a number of EU member states. These include the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. In total, the company’s exports are responsible for some 11.2% of its sales revenues.
While Poland’s accession to the EU has enabled Poland-based meat processors to bolster their export sales to Western European countries, the country has experienced increased demand for meat in the past few years. The years 1999 to 2014 marked a period of growth for the Polish meat industry, as the country’s consumption of meat rose from 67.5kg to 73.9kg per capita, an increase of 9%, according to data from the state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Ujeździec Mały is located less than 310km from the country’s capital Warsaw.
The company’s largest shareholder is Luxembourg-based EJT Investment Safari, with a 38.31% stake, followed by private pension funds Aviva OFE and Nationale-Nederlanden OFE, with 8.81% and 8.64% of the shares, respectively. Jacek Tarczyński, the company’s chief executive, and his wife Elżbieta Tarczyński each directly hold a 4.41% stake in the meat processor.

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