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History of Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group

Hilton’s business was established in 1994 to set up and operate a beef and lamb central meat packing facility in Huntingdon, England. Hilton has grown rapidly and now has six factories across Europe plus two joint ventures such that our products are sold in supermarkets across 14 European countries and Australia.

Recently Hilton announced it will construct a new facility in New Zealand for Woolworths and acquired Seachill, a leading chilled UK fish processor.

Each of Hilton’s central meat packing plants are operated on a dedicated basis for Hilton customers. Hilton’s business model has been adapted to meet local requirements with customers in each country.

History timeline

1994  

Hilton formed to supply Tesco UK from Huntingdon facility

2000

Hilton takes over an existing facility in Zaandam, Netherlands supplying Albert Heijn, part of the Ahold group

2004

New factories opened in Drogheda, Ireland and Vasteras, Sweden to supply Tesco Ireland and ICA respectively

2006

New factory opened in Tychy, Poland to supply Ahold Central Europe stores in Czech Republic and Slovakia

2007

Hilton floats on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange with a Premium listing

New factory unit added to the Hilton’s UK facility to increase capacity

Agreement to supply Tesco Central Europe stores in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary from Hilton’s Polish facility

2008

Hilton’s Irish factory extended to supply breakfast meats

2009 

Agreement to supply Rimi stores in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia from Hilton’s Polish facility

2010

Hilton’s Dutch facility extended to increase capacity

2011

New factory opened in Hasselager, Denmark to supply Coop Danmark

2012

Enhancement of Danish facility to enable store order picking functionality for Hilton and other similar third party products

Albert Heijn expansion results in Hilton products being stocked in its stores in Belgium

2013

Joint Venture collaboration agreed with Woolworths in Australia

Woolworths Bunbury facility in Western Australia re-equipped

New supply agreement with Tesco UK

2014

Extend and upgrade UK facility to increase capacity

Upgrade Swedish facility

2015

Woolworths new factory in Victoria opened

2016

Commencement of UK Meat Trading business

Co-operation agreement with Sonae, Portugal

Range extension into fresh pizzas

Announcement of Australia expansion with plans to construct a new meat processing facility in Queensland

2017

In January 2017 Hilton entered into joint venture agreement with Sonae, Portugal’s leading food retailer.

Structure

The diagram below details the structure of the Group:

 

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