Northern Irish meat processor Dunbia has beefed up its business in England after buying Crewe-based pork supplier Heathfield Foods.

The deal adds a tenth site to Dunbia’s operations across the UK and Ireland.

“The strategic location of the Heathfield facility, coupled with its strong pork supply base, positioned it as a perfect fit,” said Dunbia managing director Jim Dobson.

“By dovetailing into the existing business operations and infrastructure of Dunbia, the site will further increase our overall pork processing capabilities.”

Dobson added: “Having the ability and expertise to commence production immediately at the site highlights our commitment to growing the business, as well as safeguarding the jobs of all current employees.”

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