The largest poultry producer in Ukraine the agricultural holding MHP businessman Yuri Koukounaries to acquire a third plant in Europe for the production of meat products. It is reported by business.
As said Anastasia Sobotyuk, head of Department on work with investors MHP, at the end of 2017, the company plans to export to the EU up to 200-220 thousand tons of meat versus 190 THD. MT in 2016.
The European market MHP supplies chilled half-carcasses that are processed, including two holding companies – in the Netherlands and Slovakia.
According to Sobotyuk, a company in the Netherlands working at maximum capacity is 1.5 thousand tons of products per month. Slovak power enterprises three times more than in the Netherlands and not yet fully involved.
“With the launch of the second stage of the Vinnytsia poultry farm plan to fully load the plant in Slovakia,” said Sobchuk.
The company plans to start production of meat products for the European market.
“A product like meat products are in demand on the EU market. We are interested in the purchase of a small factory, which will produce semi-finished products of Ukrainian poultry to the European market. Thus, we want to deepen processing of meat. We are potentially interested in cooperation with the European trading networks – we are ready to manufacture products under their private label,” said, Sobotyuk.
Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) is the largest producer of chicken meat in Ukraine. According to the company, MHP is a 55% of the domestic poultry market.
In 2016, MHP launched a plant for processing of poultry meat in the Netherlands, investments in the project amounted to $3.5 million In 2017, the company in cooperation with the European distributor of established meat processing plant in Slovakia. The volume of investments – about $3 million.
Earlier it was reported that MHP in the first half of 2017 increased exports of chicken meat by 44% compared to the same period in 2016.