Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, the China business that acquired Smithfield Foods Inc., announced that it has changed its corporate name to WH Group Limited, effective immediately.
The renaming underscores the Company’s aspirations to solidify its leading position in the global pork industry, offering consumers worldwide animal protein products meeting high standards in quality, taste, variety and safety. The new name also serves to better differentiate the Company as a corporate brand from its numerous product brands.
As the largest pork enterprise in the world, WH Group’s mission will continue to be delivering quality, tasty and nutritious animal protein products worldwide, anchored on a safety-first priority. The Company’s strategy remains focused on creating sustainable value by embracing a visionary management philosophy rooted in continuous innovation, with a long-term and forward-thinking perspective.
“The renaming of our corporate brand to WH Group reflects the increasingly global reach of our operations, which combine the largest pork production companies in China and the United States and cater to consumers globally,” said WH Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wan Long. “It also symbolizes our ambition to be a world-leading company known for food products that meet best-in-class standards of quality, nutrition and safety.”