Délimax-Montpak Group Acquisition Adds Beef to the Firm’s Product Line

July 2019
Délimax-Montpak Group Acquisition Adds Beef to the Firm’s Product Line Délimax-Montpak, an industry leader in the production-processing of veal and lamb in Canada, recently announced the acquisition of Terrebonne-based Viandes Forget, which will enable the firm to grow its processing capacity and enter the local beef market. Catelli Brothers is the U.S. subsidiary of the Canadian firm.
 
Viandes Forget, founded by the Forget family nearly 50 years ago, is a large Canadian federally-inspected multi-species abattoir with some 70 employees. With this acquisition, Délimax-Montpak will maintain its leadership in the local lamb market in Eastern Canada. As the abattoir also processes beef, the group will be well positioned to introduce a local beef program to its customers.
 
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Viandes Forget to 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,” Montpak President Alex Fontaine said in making the acquisition announcement.
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André Forget, who joins the Délimax-Montpak executive team, said that he is confident that the combined expertise of the two companies and industry know-how, will contribute to the growth of Quebec’s agri-foods industry.
 
Customers of the both the Délimax-Montpak group and Catelli Brothers benefit from more than 60 years of experience processing and distributing niche meat products, and three decades of expertise in livestock farming.
 
Headed by brothers Alexandre, Donald and Fabien Fontaine, the group owns 105 corporate farms and works with another nearly 270 affiliated farms. Following this acquisition, its processing operations will employ over 850 people at five plants in Canada and the United States. Customers include the largest food service and retail companies in North America.