Plumrose USA to build $200m meat production plant
Branded packaged meat company Plumrose USA said that it plans to build a new Italian meats and charcuterie production facility with an investment of $200 million.
The bacon, ham, and deli meat business, which is owned by JBS USA, did not disclose the location of the greenfield facility which will manufacture ready-to-eat products.
According to JBS USA, the project will be located strategically to access raw material efficiently and make use of synergies with existing corporate assets. The pork producer, which is a subsidiary of Brazilian meat processing giant JBS, said that the investment is in line with its long-term strategy to boost its value-added and branded portfolio with innovative, trending products.
Thomas Lopez – Plumrose USA President said: “Plumrose USA is uniquely positioned to meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats, like salami and prosciutto.
“The project reinforces our strategic commitment to grow our business and be a stronger partner for our customers, provide increased opportunities for our team members and realize the full potential of protein.”
Plumrose USA was acquired by JBS USA about three years ago for $230 million from Danish Crown. The company has been offering bacon and a range of deli products since more than 85 years. Presently, the branded packaged meat company has six production facilities.