Tyson Foods acquires BRF’s Thai, European operations

Tyson Foods Inc. announced on June 4 that it acquired the Thai and European business from meat producer BRF S.A.

The purchase features four production facilities in Thailand and one in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The four plants in Thailand produce fresh and frozen, value-added raw and fully cooked poultry products including highly specialized cuts for retail and foodservice customers throughout Asia and other markets.

The processing locations in the Netherlands and the UK are supported by in-house innovation capabilities for developing further-processed chicken products for retail and foodservice customers.

Noel White, president and CEO of Tyson Foods said “We’re now strategically aligned to better serve customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, building on our global strategy.”

Tyson also said that approximately 90 percent of global protein consumption growth would be outside the US including 60 percent of volume growth in Asia over the next five years.