The family-owned operation offers sanitary collection services to customers, including butchers, slaughterhouses, supermarkets and food processors. It reclaims animal by-products from the meat processing industry, such as bones, fats, offal, blood and feathers, and renders them to produce high-quality fats/oils, processed animal proteins and biomass fuels. Located on an 80-acre site, it has a capacity of 400,000 tonnes, boasts six dedicated continuous process lines and employs more than 200 people.
ABP has been involved in the animal by-products business for more than 50 years and this division operates separately and independently from its fresh beef division.
ABP by-product sites in Ireland
ABP’s by-product division has two production sites in Ireland, located in Cahir and Waterford.
Commenting on the announcement, Frank Stephenson, chief executive officer (CEO) of ABP Food Group, said: “We are pleased to welcome management and staff from John Pointon and Sons to ABP Food Group. It will be very much business as usual and we look forward to further developing and growing the business.”
Martin Pointon, CEO of John Pointon and Sons, said: “These are very exciting times and all the team here at John Pointon and Sons is very much looking forward to becoming part of the ABP Group of companies. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop what is already one of the market-leading animal by-products facilities in the UK.”
The amount of the transaction is undisclosed.