Fermanagh food manufacturer Ready Egg Products acquires Skea Eggs
Fermanagh food manufacturer Ready Egg Products has acquired Co Tyrone-based Skea Eggs.
The company, which supplies the food manufacturing industry, is one of the biggest egg processors of its kind in the UK and owns a processing plant in England as well as its headquarters outside Lisnaskea.
Donaghmore-based Skea Eggs supplies around 9.5 million eggs per week to major supermarket chains including M&S and Sainsbury’s.
The value of the deal, which was finalised last week, has not been disclosed, but takes the Ready Eggs’ workforce from 160 to around 300 people.
The terms of the deal will see Skea Eggs continue to trade under its own brand, while members of the Hayes family will remain involved in the daily running of the business.
In a statement confirming the acquisition, a spokesperson for Ready Eggs Products said the company was “delighted” to welcome Skea Egg Farms into its group, a move they said would further diversify the Fermanagh business.
“Ready Eggs has diversified and invested in state of the art facilities producing a range of egg products including liquid egg, hard boiled, scrambled and other products with facilities in Northern Ireland and Great Britain,” the statement said.
“Ready Eggs have recently completed work on the only egg powder plant in the UK; a new product range that will soon be available.
“The acquisition of Skea Egg Farms Ltd will allow for further diversification in the group, cementing its position as a leading player in the market.
“Ready Eggs and Skea are looking forward to building on the success of two local, family run businesses with the synergies, values and decades of combined experience of the teams ensuring the future success of the business.”