LONDON – Cargill’s global protein business is entering the Polish market following its agreement to acquire Konspol, one of Poland’s leading value-added food companies. Cargill will purchase the company’s food and fresh chicken business as well as a portfolio of products including branded and private-label products for an undisclosed amount pending regulatory approvals.

“Konspol’s commitment to high-quality food and passion for innovation is the perfect fit for Cargill’s Global Poultry business. This acquisition allows us to better serve our customers through a diversified portfolio of value-added products,” said Chris Langholz, president of Cargill Global Poultry. “Konspol is a strong and established fresh chicken and value-added food company whose products are the preferred choice across Poland.”

Konspol operates a feed mill, five broiler farms and two processing complexes in Poland and employs more than 1,700 people. “The acquisition will increase Cargill's production capacity and proximity to existing customers to offer expanded value-added and poultry products,” the company said.

Currently Cargill employs more than 1,700 people in 22 locations across Poland and operates 19 animal feed mills, a premix-oriented facility, a wheat glucose syrup plant and an ethanol production plant.

“Cargill is a company with huge accomplishments and a global reach. It is also a family-owned company that shares our values,” said Konspol founder Kazimierz Pazgan. “I am certain this is the best guarantee of a future for Konspol, a company I have expanded with my family for almost 40 years.”