Délimax-Montpak, Canada, acquired Canada-based Viandes Forget to grow its processing capacity and enter the local beef market.

Viandes Forget is a federally-inspected, multi-species slaughterhouse with some 70 employees.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Viandes Forget in our group, as it is also a family business with a long history in the meat industry. We are confident that this transaction will help us to expand our product offering to our customers and better serve the North American niche meat market," says Alex Fontaine, president of Montpak.

André Forget, president of Viandes Forget, joins the Délimax-Montpak executive team.

"[I am] confident that the combined expertise of the two companies and industry know-how will contribute to the growth of Quebec's agri-foods industry," he adds.