Dunbia in Shannon Meats deal

Mr Jim Dobson (r) Chief Executive, Dunbia picture with Ronnie Bosma, Chief Executive, Shannon Meats.
Mr Jim Dobson (r) Chief Executive, Dunbia picture with Ronnie Bosma, Chief Executive, Shannon Meats.

Leading meat processor, Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Dutch based meat company, Shannon Meats.

Dunbia Group Chief Executive Jim Dobson said the agreement marks a key milestone in Dunbia’s strategic expansion plans.

He added: “We have been doing business with Shannon Meats for many years and have always been extremely impressed with their business approach which sits well with our own corporate ethos and values.

“Our plans to increase our export markets have been well documented. Shannon Meats have the networks and infrastructure to allow us to access new customers in the retail and wholesale trade in Holland and Benelux countries.”

Shannon Meats has over 25 years experience in the meat industry, trading in 100% Irish beef products.

Mr Ronnie Bosma, Chief Executive Shannon Meats has welcomed the partnership with Dunbia.

He said: “This is a very exciting time for Shannon Meats. We have excellent relationships with a number of key suppliers across Ireland who supply us with top quality Irish beef and these relationships will continue.

“The agreement with Dunbia will bring us experience in livestock procurement and an introduction to the excellent farmers which Ireland has. Dunbia is a company with whom we have done business for years. We have great respect and admiration for their drive, vision and integrity and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”