Chinese meat processing company Shuanghui recently established a new sales company in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and the company will import products from Smithfield Foods to further establish a global supply network.
The cooperation between Shuanghui and Smithfield Foods will include two parts: meat products and fresh frozen meat. In the future, Shuanghui will introduce Smithfield Foods' technologies and products to improve its product structure.
This new sales company will focus on the import and export trade. The company will reportedly purchase CNY3.3 billion raw materials from Smithfield Foods in 2014, totaling over 200,000 tons of products. Those products will cover cut meat and split meat as raw material supplements when pork prices are high. In addition, non-staple food products are an important part of the imported goods.
According to Shuanghui, Smithfield Foods has advanced technologies for low temperature meat products and development. Shuanghui plans to borrow the technologies to reinforce its related sectors.