Cargill has scooped up one of Colombia’s leading producers of chicken and protein products in its quest to expand the scope of its poultry operations. This week, Cargill announced it has acquired CAMPOLLO, a company that has more than 20 years of experience in the market, broadening its protein business in Latin America, which also includes businesses in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
“As a Colombian, I’m proud we are strengthening the way we serve our customers and helping even more communities prosper. CAMPOLLO reaches millions of customers across the country. The acquisition complements and enhances our product portfolio and expands our current reach to more of the Colombian market. I’m confident this will be a smooth integration that will benefit our employees, customers, consumers, and communities,” said General Manager of Pollos Bucanero—a company that Cargill acquired in June of 2017—Jorge Ivan Duque.
According to a press release, Duque, who has spent 13 years working in the poultry sector in Central America and Colombia, will continue heading Cargill’s growing poultry business in Colombia.
“We are committed to this region and I’m thrilled to expand our operations in Colombia,” said Xavier Vargas, President of Cargill Protein Latin America. “Our markets and communities will benefit as we bring our teams together. Cargill will bring its experience working in protein across four continents for more than 50 years to deliver customers and consumers consistent, high-quality products tailored to local flavors.”
Cargill will welcome CAMPOLLO’s 2,500+ employees, upping the total of Cargill employees in Colombia to 7,500+ and its global poultry employees to 35,000+ across 14 countries.
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