The investment in Łuków will be carried out through local company ŁukPasz, which SuperDrob took over in 2018. Production is scheduled to be launched in January 2019, and the facility will be enabled to produce some 20,000 tonnes (t) of feed per month, according to a presentation published by SuperDrob this month.
In 2017, Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) signed a deal to acquire a 33% stake in SuperDrob. The investment allowed the Polish company to finance a number of projects, including its purchase of the facility in Lublin and the hatchery in Turka from local poultry business Indykpol.
Tadeusz Baranowski, who is responsible for the integration of capital investments at SuperDrob, said in a statement that the company planned to invest in a number of projects at the Lublin-based facility.
SuperDrob aimed to “increase the slaughter capacity” of the facility, according to Baranowski.
“We plan to invest within the fields that are related to environmental protection and the development of technology that is indispensable to maintaining the safety of meat processing,” Baranowski said. “This will include, among others, new technology for waste treatment and the development of a new water treatment station.”
Baranowski added that the company had embarked on a series of recruitments to fill new jobs at the facility in Lublin.
The facility has a capacity of about 1,600t per week, according to data from the firm.
In the domestic market, SuperDrob distributes a significant share of its products through major retail chains, including Carrefour, Lidl, Makro, Eurocash, Netto, and Żabka. More than 50% of the group’s production is intended for foreign markets.
SuperDrob says it owns a slaughterhouse with a weekly capacity of 1,700t in Karczew, where it is also headquartered, and a meat processing plant in Łódź. The company also operates a hatchery in Stoczek Węgierski, Poland.