Belgian Pork Group

Belgian Pork Group

After the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) has given the green light for this merger, Westvlees Group, Covavee and Agri Investment Fund (AIF), the shareholder of respectively Westvlees and Covalis, have signed the shareholders' and contribution agreements on 8 September 2015, merging their activities in the pork industry in Belgian Pork Group.  These two advanced enterprises within the Belgian pork sector will work together to continue their position in the domestic market and to build a sustainable future in the European and global markets.

With the creation of Belgian Pork Group, the partners of Westvlees, Covavee and AIF are strengthening the Belgian pork business as to help solve the permanent crisis in the sector.  Belgian Pork Group, with a joint vision, will invest in the sustainable production of pork, from farmer to consumer.  Developing export and providing pork with the image it deserves are important points of attention.  Delicious and healthy.

For more information:

Jos Claeys, managing director of Westvlees, Ommegang West 9, 8840 Westrozebeke, jos_claeys@westvlees.com - tel. +32 (0)51 78 84 00

Luc Verspreet, managing director of Covavee, Wingepark 5-B / Bus202, 3110 Rotselaar, l.verspreet@covalis.be - tel. +32 (0)16 24 21 94

Marc Rosiers, managing director of AIF, Diestsevest 32/5b, 3000 Leuven, marc.rosiers@AIFund.be - tel. +32 (0)475 41 26 10

With a turnover of +/- 750 MEUR Belgian Pork Group will slaughter, cut and transform 4.2 million pigs.  More or less 1,800 employees, working from 6 production units in Belgium, will make sure pork will find its way towards the Belgian retailer, meat product enterprises as well as towards more than 40 export destinations.