The Anglet slaughterhouse could soon be taken over by the Basque cooperative Lur Berri. Its president Eric Narbaïs-Jauréguy confirms this Thursday plans to buy a part of the facilities of the Arcadie Sud-Ouest group. “The cooperative is working with a partner to define the offer and the amount.”
The Arcadie Sud-Ouest Group was placed in receivership by the Montpellier Commercial Court on Tuesday, June 30. It employs more than a thousand people between its head office in Rodez and the 13 slaughterhouses under its jurisdiction. AT Anglet work 143 people. The Angloye abattoir is also the main slaughter site in the Basque country for beef, pork and suckling lamb.
Lur berri interested in the slaughterhouses of Anglet, Tarbes and Mont de Marsan
New Land recognize working on a partial takeover offer of Arcadia Southwest. These would be the Anglet slaughterhouses, but also Tarbes or Mont de Marsan, as well as Pedavia, the butcher’s meat processing workshop located in Saint-Palais. The Basque cooperative has also written to its two thousand member breeders to assure them that it guaranteed collection and payment animals during the time of receivership.
Takeover offers must be sent by mid-July to the Montpellier Commercial Court. Two legal agents are appointed to ensure business continuity and prepare the transfer.
Two years ago, the Basque Country Agglomeration Community, owner of the Anglet slaughterhouse walls, had invested nearly two million euros to enlarge and modernize the site. Arcadie Sud-Ouest claims to have several potential buyers. Bigard, the French number one in meat would have positioned itself in Dordogne and in the Gers. Unicor would be interested in the Rodez site. Elivia would also be on the ranks. There are also plans to buy back directly from breeders, especially in Aveyron.