Switzerland based Bell Food Group is selling its low strategic value plants in Perbál in Hungary and Saint-André in France as part of the restructuring of its international charcuterie business. The company had already folded the unprofitable German sausage business in the last financial year. The Group’s operations will remain unaffected and existing employees will continue to work under new ownership.
The company’s specialised charcuterie production plant in Perbál (HU), which has around 200 employees is going to be sold to Spar, a Hungarian company on 31 October 2020. The plant has a record of generating about EUR 20 million in sales revenue every year.
French company Isla Délice will be buying the Group’s production plant in Saint-André-sur-Vieux-Jonc, which is used for slicing, packaging of meat products and as a logistics hub. The French company will retain all 70 employees working in the plant when the transition is completed by the end of February 2021.
The Bell Food Group plans to integrate five of its Saint-André-based production facilities, used for high-quality regional air-dried ham and salami specialities, with its headquarters in Teilhède.