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The couple run a chicken-processing company in Dartmouth.


Ranjit & Baljinder Boparan: Business: chicken-processing, Worth: £130m


Massive deal for poultry giant

Jan 22, 2008

Black Country poultry giant 2 Sisters Food Group has bought out a chicken firm in the South West in what is believed to be a multi-million pound deal. The value of the takeover is not being revealed.

But 2 Sisters, based in West Bromwich, says it plans to invest more money in Devon firm Lloyd Maunder.

2 Sisters was founded by Ranjit Singh Boparan and his wife Baljinder, who are said to be worth around £130 million according to a recent West Midlands rich-list.

Their £500-million-a-year business in Dial Lane, Black Lake, produces the Buxted brand of whole chickens and chicken dishes, as well as supplying own brand chicken products to supermarket chains including Tesco, Waitrose and M&S.

It is also the leading UK supplier of free range, organic and corn-fed chickens. As well as its headquarters and processing centre in Dial Lane, it also runs a processing operation in Bevan Way, Smethwick.

Four sites across the West Bromwich area employ a total of 1,500.
Lloyd Maunder in Willand is a leading producer of specialist poultry sold in supermarkets across the UK.

It dominates the poultry production industry in the South West and 2 Sisters says it has plans to expand.

Chief executive Ranjit Singh Boparan said: “We’re planning to develop the operation further as a regional centre of excellence for specialist poultry production. Lloyd Maunder has been a leading light in the UK poultry industry for 50 years and we’ll be looking to build on that success.”.. Source; express and star

Jan 30, 2007


At Two Sisters, the Singh's West Midlands-based poultry processor. A £6m investment at its Scunthorpe plant was the biggest ever in the history of the facility and was described as a 'serious commitment to the future of the town' by chief executive Ranjit Singh, who with his wife Baljinder wholly owns parent company Boparan Holdings. Boparan also recently acquired John Rannoch in Suffolk, an operation producing premium-quality roast and breaded chicken products for the retail and food-service markets.

With more than seven sites around Britain, Smethwick-based Boparan is best known for its Buxted chickens brand. In the year to July 2004, profits soared from £3.4m to £18.8m on sales up £40m at £326.8m.

Processed chicken may be unfashionable among the chattering classes these days, but it's clearly still highly profitable. On these figures, we value the company at about £100m. Ranjit and Baljinder Singh have taken more than £22.7m in dividends since 2000, so we value the couple at around £110m after tax and including other assets such as farms.

UK, Dec. 12, 2006

UK Daily Telegraph named NRI Boparan is one of the "40 most successful young entrepreneurs"

The husband and wife team has plucked its fortune from the chicken processing industry. Ranjit, 40, and Baljinder, 38, own all the shares in West Midlands-based firm Boparan Holdings, The business has several subsidiaries and is worth £115m

Boparan are running one of Britain's largest chicken-processing companies. It supplies all the top supermarkets, including Marks & Spencer and owns the Buxted brand.


2 Sisters Food Group was established in 1993 by Chief Executive, Ranjit Singh and remains a privately owned company. Over the past 14 years the company has evolved from a small scale frozen retail cutting operation to a world class food company, serving the retail, foodservice and manufacturing sectors.

Today, 2 Sisters Food Group has 13 manufacturing sites in the UK, 1 in Holland and 1 in U.S.A. The worldwide group employees over 5500 people and annual sales now exceed £650 million.

We are a leading processor of raw chicken products, but we also produce prepared chicken products (Breaded, Roast, Ready to Cook and BBQ), Ready Meals and Savoury Liquids.

Although we are predominantly a private label manufacturer, we also produce a number of branded products, including Buxted and now Devonshire Red







Chief executive Ranjit Singh Boparan
Business: chicken-processing, Worth: £130m