March 9, 2010

Meat processor to launch largest slaughterhouse in Poland


Bresaole Pini, a well-known Italian meat manufacturer, will start a massive expansion of the Polish meat market through the upcoming launch of a giant slaughterhouse in the Polish city of Kutno in the second half of March.

It is estimated that the construction of the plant will cost around PLN100 million (US$35.3 million). This will be the largest Polish slaughterhouse, designed to handle at least 6,000 pigs.

According to local analysts, the emergence of such a big player will sharpen competition in the market due to the fact that the Italians will probably offer higher prices for the local consumers than competitors.

According to Thomas Manowca, an analyst of brokerage house BGZ, the effects of the emergence of the Italian meat producer may be severe and will accelerate the consolidation of the Polish meat market which is still fragmented.