Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Poultry giant Moy Park has further strengthened its position as Northern Ireland’s largest company as sales grow to £1.61bn.

The company, which has several sites here including its headquarters in Craigavon, also saw pre-tax profits rise to almost £50m. Revenue rose from £1.55bn to £1.61bn, according to the latest accounts for Moy Park Holdings (Europe) ending December.

The business supplies Moy Park branded and own label chicken products to leading retailers and foodservice providers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

In numbers, Moy Park processes six million fresh chickens each week, 600,000 turkeys a year, along with 200,000 tonnes of other ‘added value products’.

London-born Chris Kirke replaced long-serving boss Janet McCollum in 2018, less than a year after Craigavon-based Moy Park was taken over by new US owners Pilgrim’s.

The company has topped the Ulster Business list for the last eight years.

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