First official day of trade at Scotbeef
Published:  23 October, 2012

A new era in Scottish meat processing began yesterday as the industry saw the official launch of the new partnership Scotbeef Inverurie Limited.

The processing company is a collaboration of three individual processing businesses, formerly known as Scotbeef, Scotch Premier Meat (SPM) and Mathers Limited. However, last month the three companies announced they would join forces and transfer to a new business.

Currently the company will jointly operate under the SPM and Mathers systems before consolidating at the SPM site on North Street, Inverurie.

According to Scotbeef, this is the beginning of an exciting new era for meat processing, which will aim to safeguard the sector in the north of Scotland.

The company also said it would be ready to meet the challenges of the future and added it was “determined to deliver on its promise of building and operating a new state-of-the-art processing facility at the Thainstone Agricultural Centre, near Inverurie, the headquarters of the ANM Group and the largest livestock auction centre in Europe”.

Scotbeef also explained that the new facility will be one of the most modern and energy-efficient of its type in Europe and will provide a platform for the future growth of the business.

The site director for Scotbeef Inverurie is Michael Mountford, former managing director for Mathers (Inverurie). The business will be led by Robbie Galloway, the managing director of J W Galloway, which owns Scotbeef and Vivers. He will be supported by Pat Machray OBE, chief executive of ANM Group, the owner of Scotch Premier Meat, and the third partner will be Michael Mountford.

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