Dawn Farms acquires German cooked meats business
Dawn Farms, Europe’s largest dedicated cooked meat ingredients company with headquarters in Co. Kildare, has acquired Haas GmbH, a cooked meats specialist in Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen, Saarland, Germany.
8 October 2019
Dawn Farms, already Europe’s largest specialist cooked meats ingredients business, has expanded yet again with the acquisition of Haas GmbH, a family-owned protein supplier based in Germany. Established in 1994, Haas is a mid-sized supplier with a focus so far on the pizza sector, in which Dawn Farms is the largest in Europe. Haas employs over 100 people and “shares many of the business and cultural attributes of Dawn Farms”, according to reports.
Founder and managing director of Haas, Achim Haas, together with the COO Patrick Treitz, will remain with the company following the acquisition. The transaction has been approved by the German Federal Competition Authority.
Larry Murrin, chief executive of Dawn Farms says the acquisition is an important step in Dawn Farms’ European growth. “The Haas family has built a high-quality business over the past 25 years which has an excellent fit with Dawn Farms,” said Murrin. “Their processes and products are complementary to ours and we see opportunities to broaden this through further investment.
“The combination will enhance both businesses, creating further opportunities to add value for our customers,” he added.