Moy Park

Chief ex­ec­u­tive: Chris Kirke

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 1-20 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £64.5m Em­ploy­ment: 9,839 Pay bill: £253.6m

39 Sea­goe In­dus­trial Es­tate Craigavon BT35 5QE Tel: 028 3835 32233 www.moy­

Atop 15 UK food com­pany, Moy Park is North­ern Ire­land’s largest pri­vate sec­tor busi­ness, em­ploy­ing over 13,000 peo­ple across fa­cil­i­ties in the UK, Hol­land and France. The busi­ness is the Euro­pean divi­sion of Pil­grim’s Pride Cor­po­ra­tion, one of the lead­ing chicken pro­duc­ers in the world.

Work­ing with over 800 poul­try farm­ers across North­ern Ire­land and GB, Moy Park has 40 mil­lion birds on the ground at any one time. 2018 saw the firm cel­e­brate 75 years in busi­ness while also reach­ing a ma­jor pro­duc­tion mile­stone of pro­cess­ing 6 mil­lion fresh chick­ens per week. It now sup­plies al­most a third of the to­tal UK poul­try mar­ket. It re­cently an­nounced a tem­po­rary halt to pro­duc­tion at its Bal­ly­mena, Co Antrim site.

Although best known for poul­try, Moy Park is also a ma­jor pro­ducer of beef prod­ucts, veg­e­tar­ian prod­ucts such as spring rolls and onion rings, as well as desserts in­clud­ing donuts and ap­ple pies — a full range from starters and main cour­ses to desserts. The com­pany’s strate­gic growth pro­gramme saw it in­vest £45m across its fa­cil­i­ties last year.

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