Darling Ingredients Inc. has acquired the stock of PPH Conto Ltd., a food-grade animal fat processing facility in Lubien Kujawski, Poland.

“Poland is one of the fastest growing meat production areas in Europe,” said Randall C. Stuewe, Darling Ingredients chairman and CEO. “The acquisition of Conto provides us the opportunity to strengthen our current position in this important growth area and enlarge our production portfolio with high-end food grade fats. This will enable us to expand our service portfolio not only in Poland but across Europe for both our customers as well as to our suppliers.”

Darling Ingredients Inc. is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. With operations on five continents, the company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. The company also recovers and converts recycled oils (used cooking oil and animal fats) into valuable feed and fuel ingredients, and collects and processes residual bakery products into feed ingredients. The company sells its products domestically and internationally and operates within three industry segments: feed ingredients, food ingredients and fuel ingredients.