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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. Over the last 20 years this facility has grown and additionally we acquired a packing facility in the Netherlands, built new factories in a further four European countries and entered into a joint venture agreement with Woolworths in Australia.

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


Hilton formed to supply Tesco UK from Huntingdon facility


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


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


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


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


Hilton’s Irish factory extended to supply breakfast meats


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


Hilton’s Dutch facility extended to increase capacity


New factory opened in Hasselager, Denmark to supply Coop Danmark


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


Joint Venture collaboration agreed with Woolworths in Australia

Woolworths Bunbury facility in Western Australia re-equipped

New supply agreement with Tesco UK


Extend and upgrade UK facility to increase capacity

Upgrade Swedish facility


Woolworths new factory in Victoria opened


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


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

Announcement of expansion in Central Europe to produce fresh foods for Tesco including sandwiches, pizza, ready meals and soups

Announcement of expansion into New Zealand with plans to construct a new meat processing facility in Auckland

Acquisition of Seachill, a leading chilled UK based fish processor


Click the diagram below to see enlarged version of detailed structure of the Group:


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