Hungerit Zrt.’s new CEO – Uninterrupted progress

By: Trademagazin Date: 2021. 05. 07. 07:51

From 1 April János Volosinszki is Hungerit Zrt.’s new CEO. The company is one of the biggest poultry processors in Hungary and a strategic partner of Bonafarm.

trade logo 2x superbrands You have many years of experience in poultry processing, as you used to work at Hajdú-Bét, Merián Orosháza Zrt. and Nádudvari Élelmiszer Kft. What was the path that led to Hungerit Zrt.?

János Volosinovszki

– When I got the call from Hungerit, everything was ‘ready’ at Nádudvari Élelmiszer Kft.: the strategic investment projects have been completed and the brand is thriving. For me Hungerit has always been a role model because of its innovation work, so I was glad to accept the job offer.

trade logo 2x superbrands As the new executive how do you rate the year 2020 for Hungerit Zrt.?

– The pandemic rewrote both our lives and food industry trends. However, by Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 the growth rate returned to the normal level. Processed meat sales were growing by double-digit numbers. Unfortunately the performance of both the Hungarian and the international HoReCa sector is far below the level of former years.

trade logo 2x superbrands What are your short- and long-term plans at Hungerit Zrt.?

– Long-term plans include the modernisation of the present waterfowl processing line, building a new chicken processing facility, and modernising and building breeding farms. As four our short-term plans, in early February we started implementing the ‘Hungerit 3-year strategic project’, which covers chicken and waterfowl processing, plus convenience products.

trade logo 2x superbrands What is the situation of the Valdor brand in the market?

– In recent years the intensity of brand communication, innovation work and market presence have dropped, which led to a negative sales trend. We are going to review Valdor’s marketing strategy – the objective is to build the brand. Breaded chicken products bearing the Valdor brand name – these have been manufactured for 15 years – represent the premium category in consumer perception. We have a firm basis to build on and currently we are developing new products, plus many of them will also receive a new packaging design. (x)

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