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Keystone Foods is a multi-national, multi-protein processor and food distributor for the world’s best brands and is focused on innovation and dedicated to food safety and quality. Through our international footprint, and in cooperation with our parent company, the Marfrig Group, we provide fresh and frozen protein products to our customers around the world. Our distribution fleets in various parts of the world transport millions of pounds of products each day, and our entire storage and delivery network has been engineered to service the unique requirements of each customer. In addition to providing our customers with total distribution systems, Keystone Foods designs new products and processes that address our customers' needs and the market demands. We focus on the core competencies on which our customers have come to depend. With Keystone Foods, you can Expect Excellence. Our Company Who We Are Keystone Foods is headquartered in Pennsylvania and has more than 50 operational facilities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining Marfrig Group in 2010, Keystone Foods now provides customers with expanded operating and distribution synergies that include Marfrig Group’s 93 plants and offices in South America, North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Together, we offer our customers complete vertical integration along a diversified value chain. What We Do At the center of all that we do is a focus on the needs of our customers – and their customers. We strive for excellence in proteins processing, distribution, logistics and supply-chain services, and research and development. Keystone Foods is a supplier partner
that goes beyond routine performance, developing custom programs and innovative solutions to satisfy our customers’ specific demands. Our Promise Keystone Foods is dedicated to delivering products, processes and information solutions that go beyond our customers’ expectations. We’ve set industry benchmarks for food quality, safety and cost competitiveness, and with our world-class safety, corporate social responsibility, animal welfare and community relations programs, no food company is better positioned to protect the world’s leading consumer brands. Facts and Figures • More than 13,000 employees • 55 facilities in 13 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific • 29 distribution centers, 24 processing locations, 1 R&D center, 1 grain operation • Customer base includes more than 35,000 quick-service restaurants, major food service and industrial companies and retail outlets around the world • Manufactured products are sold at over 32,000 restaurants • Globally process nearly 2 billion pounds of poultry, over 400 million pounds of beef, nearly 30 million pounds of fish and nearly 10 million pounds of pork each year • Logistics services deliver over 200 million cases of product annually • Distribution centers serve over 6,400 restaurants worldwide Mission, Vision and Core Values Our Mission We are proud to partner with the kitchens of the world’s select consumer brands to create innovative food and logistics solutions that delight customers, enrich people's lives and contribute to our legacy of excellence. Our Vision • We will expand our product and process offerings to align with key customers' needs.
We will invest in long-term strategic partnerships with branded Industry leaders who value excellence in: quality, food safety, innovation, corporate social responsibility, talent and facilities in support of their core business. • Aggressively, we will manage our reputation and market our brand to attract select customers to our core capabilities. • We will use our continually evolved enterprise systems to help us imagine, develop and refine breakthrough solutions. Our Core Values • We demonstrate uncompromising integrity and ethics. • Our people are the source of our success. • We are passionate about our customers. • We deliver absolute quality. • We harness innovation to drive mission-critical solutions. • We balance environmental stewardship, social responsibility and profitable growth. Our customers expect excellence and deserve it. At Keystone Foods, we focus on our core competencies, the things that set us apart from our competitors. These are our Essentials of Excellence. Global Products and Services Proteins Processing At Keystone Foods facilities around the world, we use the highest quality raw materials from our longstanding supplier network. Our vertically integrated poultry grow-out process in the USA gives us complete control over the quality, consistency and cost of our products, to the benefit of our customers. Keystone Foods also processes beef and fish, obtained from local sources where possible. By sourcing these proteins from only the most reliable farms, we are able to control the quality of our beef and fish products. We manufacture and process a full range of proteins, including poultry, beef, fish and pork. Our products include Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) offerings, such as beef and pork patties; par-fried items, such as breaded chicken nuggets and patties; fully cooked products, such as chicken wings, chicken breast filets, beef and chicken fajita strips, diced chicken and bone-in chicken pieces.
Total Distribution In 1974, Keystone Foods pioneered the “total distribution” concept, in which – for the first time ever – customers received their entire delivery of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods all on one truck. Today, we devise delivery schedules to minimize business interruption and maximize efficiency so store managers know exactly what to expect and when. Food Service Distribution Our global storage and delivery network is designed to handle large volumes of fresh and frozen foods and related products, and is engineered to meet the unique requirements of every customer. Our trademark is the ability to deliver customized services to both lowvolume customers and high-volume quick service restaurants, with exceptional accuracy and precision.The food safety programs we have in place assure customers that all goods are handled and delivered with the utmost care. Freight Management Services Keystone Foods’ freight management services include the precise management of inbound freight to distribution centers, assuring no breaks in supply to our customers; freight brokerage services, to move freight anywhere globally; and import/export services that can manage ocean freight and ground transportation through international customs. Supply Chain Integration For customers that choose to outsource transportation, warehousing and distribution operations, Keystone Foods provides third party logistics services, such as inventory management and forecasting, bonded warehouses and transportation fleets, and sourcing supplies of raw materials and finished goods. Research and Development For over 30 years, the Keystone Foods Research and Development department has been an industry leader in innovation. We’ve designed countless new products and processes to address the needs and changing demographics of the marketplace, and implemented various new technologies to increase production and efficiency in our manufacturing and supply-chain services.
We partner closely with our customers to ensure we hear their every need, and subject every new protein processing method we create to rigorous testing before using it in our facilities. Our 50,00 square foot facility, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, includes: • Three manufacturing lines • Three individual test kitchens • A sensory evaluation laboratory • Focus group evaluation areas Rather than rest on our reputation for innovation, Keystone Foods R&D continues to actively monitor trends among consumers and the marketplace, applying what we learn to help our customers give their customers nutritious, high-quality products.
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