TORONTO — ADP Direct Poultry has acquired Welland, Ont.-based Cami International Poultry Ltd. — a poultry slaughter and processing company.
“I’ve believed for years that vertical integration was critical to the company’s long-term aspirations. Cami’s business operations end where ADP’s further poultry-processing operations begin, so there isn’t overlap between the two businesses,” says Augo Pinho, president & CEO of ADP. “This acquisition gives ADP a consistent supply of poultry with the size and specification required by ADP customers, which makes Cami the perfect addition to the ADP team.”
While the terms of the deal remain confidential, 100 per cent of Cami shares were acquired and the company will be 100-per-cent controlled by ADP. The vast majority of Cami staff will be retained. Some sales and accounting functions will be consolidated, but a planned plant expansion will result in a net increase in employees.
“ADP’s strategic plan is focused on the tenets of organic growth, vertical integration, diversification and branded products,” says Christopher Hobbs, vice-president of ADP. “The acquisitions of the Blue Goose brand in 2018 and Bonte Foods in January of this year addressed the branded-poultry and product-diversification goals, but the vertical integration from the Cami acquisition secures our future and allows us to now focus on organic growth. This is a giant leap for the company.”
ADP Direct Poultry is a food processing company that serves the grocery retail, food service, industrial, and co-manufacturing markets.