Meat processing giant Dunbia has boosted its pork business with the acquisition of Crewe-based supplier Heathfield Foods.

Heathfield has been renamed Dunbia (Crewe), and production of Dunbia products at the site commenced on 24 October.Heathfield's strong position in pork, coupled with its "strategic" position in Cheshire, made it "a perfect fit" for Dunbia, said MD Jim Dobson.Following its acquisition of Heathfield Foods, Dunbia now has 10 sites in the UK and Ireland, and 3,200 employees.