Thursday 23 November 2017

Cooley native to head up ABP in Ireland and Poland

Martin Kane
Martin Kane

Ardee based, ABP Food Group confirmed the appointment of Martin Kane as Managing Director for ABP's Irish and Polish operations.

Mr Kane (43) has been with ABP for 21 years in various finance roles.

For the last decade, he was Finance Director for ABP Ireland and Poland, where he worked closely with the ABP Ireland and Poland management teams on all aspects of the business including the acquisitions of a number of sites.

A native of Templetown, Cooley, Martin is a graduate of DKIT and lives in Reaghstown Ardee with his wife Lorna and two children.

ABP Food Group is one of Europe's leading privately owned agribusiness companies.

The Louth company is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK.

It also operates substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions.

ABP Food Group employs 10,000 people and has 41 manufacturing plants in Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.

The company's beef division is a major exporter of Irish beef. ABP Food Group is a founding member of Origin Green.

In October 2016 the European Commission approved the company's joint venture with Linden Food Group for the Slaney Meats/Irish Country Meats business.

Mr. Kane's appointment will be effective from April 2017.

Irish Independent

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