August 11, 2017 / 10:02 AM / 11 days ago

BRIEF-WH Group expands operations in Europe through unit

Aug 11 (Reuters) - Wh Group Ltd

* Company has through Smithfield, its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, expanded its operations in Europe

* Expects to increase its slaughter capacity and realize improved operating efficiencies in Poland

* Acquisition should lower Smithfield's overall cost structure in Poland

* Expects to reduce live hog transportation costs because slaughterhouse in Kutno is located in center of Poland's highest hog producing region

* Smithfield acquired Pini Polska, Hamburger Pini, Royal Chicken Source text (bit.ly/2uMsz7o) Further company coverage:

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