Our Timeline

Our timeline

Our business was established in 1994 and has since gone from strength to strength. Our timeline of how we have grown, to where we are today, can be seen below:

FIRST FACILITY

1994

First facility opened in Huntingdon, UK, supplying Tesco.

DUTCH EXPANSION

2000

Hilton Food Group took over an existing facility in Zaandam, Netherlands supplying Albert Heijn which also has stores in Belgium.

Irish and Swedish expansion

2004

Two new factories built in Drogheda, Ireland supplying Tesco Ireland and in Vasteras, Sweden supplying ICA Gruppen.

POLISH EXPANSION

2006

A new facility in Tychy, Poland supllying Ahold and Tesco stores in four Central European countries and Rimi stores in three Baltic countries.

DANISH EXPANSION

2011

Hilton Food Group opened our new Danish factory near Aarhus supplying Coop Denmark.

AUSTRALIAN EXPANSION

2013

Joint venture formed with Woolworths in Australia managing facilities at Bunbury in Western Australia and a new facility in Melbourne, Victoria which opened in 2015.

HILTON FOODS SOLUTIONS

2016

Launch of Hilton Foods Solutions UK trading business and supply to Ocado, UK.

INVESTEMENT AND ACQUISITIONS

2017

Joint venture company formed with Sonae to manage a factory in Santarem, Portugal.

Acquisition of Seachill, a leading chilled UK based fish processor.

Investment in Foods Connected which manages market intelligence data globally.

FURTHER GROWTH

2018

Commenced production in Australia from a satellite facility in Brisbane, Queensland.

Australian joint venture restructured, Hilton Food Group taking operational control of two facilities.

Agreement to invest in Dalco, a leading Dutch vegetarian producer.

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