IRVING, TEXAS — Darling Ingredients entered an agreement to acquire Miropasz Group, a Polish rendering company, for €110 million ($113 million USD).

“As the No. 1 poultry producer in Europe, Poland plays a significant role in feeding the world,” said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and chief executive officer, Darling Ingredients. “We believe meat production in Poland will continue to grow, and this acquisition provides a nice bolt-on to Darling's existing three plants in central and western Poland and once again displays our commitment toward building out our global supply for low-carbon feedstocks.”

Miropasz processes poultry byproducts, developing fat and other ingredients for use in animal feed and pet food. The company currently processes about 250,000 metric tons (about 275,578 tons) of byproducts yearly, operates three rendering plants in Poland, and has about 225 employees.

The company’s ingredients include duck meal and chicken meal with varying ash levels.

The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2023.