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Headquarters: Merida, Mexico
No. of sows100,000
Industries Hog production, feed manufacturer, pork processor
DetailKekén, the pork unit for Grupo Kuo, is Mexico's largest hog producer with 100,000 sows and the country's leading exporter to Japan and South Korea. In 2015, sales volumes grew 38%, and the company intends $350 million of capital investments in Yucatan over the next four years to further expand capacity for feed production, breeding and slaughter. Kekén ships its first exports to China in July 2016 and in June 2016 Kekén's parent company, Grupo Kuo, acquires full control of Nutricarsa, the joint venture food processing plant it operates with Cargill.