Konspol looks to increase capacities

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

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Konspol looks to increase capacities

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Polish poultry meat producer and processor Konspol is planning to continue its investments in expanding its capacities in the domestic market and as an exporter, according to senior company representatives, less than a year after its acquisition by Cargill.

Konspol aims to present itself as a modern and innovative company with a significant market share in Poland. The firm’s assets include five broiler farms, two meat processing plants in Nowy Sącz and Słupca, located in Poland’s southern and western part, respectively, a slaughterhouse, as well as a feed mill. Konspol’s facilities are operated by a workforce of 2,000 employees.

Investments in expanding capacities

Rafał Wylegała, the managing director of Konspol Group, told Global Meat News​ in a statement that the business was determined to increase its market share, and aimed to launch further investments in building new broiler farms, a cluster of non-processed meat production facilities, and also modernising the company’s existing meat processing plants. The value of the planned investments is to be determined in line with the market demand and customers preferences.

Konspol’s slaughterhouse in Słupca, operated by its subsidiary Konspol Bis, is fitted with a capacity of 12,000 head per hour. The facility is BRC- and IFS-certified, and also enabled to produce halal meat. The processing plants in Słupca and Nowy Sącz are enabled with a capacity to make more than 7,000 tonnes (t) of ready products per month, according to data released by the meat business. 

“Konspol Bis is one of the most modern chicken slaughterhouses in Europe, using air-cooling technology. This technology eliminates the danger of virus infections … and offers a long life-shelf of fresh product (14 days),” ​the company said in a statement on its website. Owing to the “air-cooling technology, there is more meat and less water in the same amount of the product.”​ 

Konspol partners with customers active in a wide range of segments of the Polish retail market. These include retail chains, meat distributors, modern retail outlets, and the HoReCa sector. The company produces its output in compliance with the BRC and IFS standards, and its facilities are also HACCP-certified. All of the group’s facilities also have a GMO Free certificate. Konspol says it offers a diversified portfolio of products which consists of various processed poultry meat, products convenience food, cold meat cuts, various products offered under the WEGO snack brand, as well as other products.

In addition to the Polish market, Konspol says it exports its products to a number of foreign markets, with a focus on EU member states, Switzerland, and the Japanese market. The EU markets include the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia

Set up in 1982 and headquartered in Nowy Sącz, Konspol was founded by local businessman Kazimierz Pazgan, who served as the president of the company’s management board until the Pazgan family decided to sell its shares in Konspol to Cargill.

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