About us

Located on the outskirts of Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, Universal Meat Company are a specialist food storage and distribution operation, providing our clients throughout the foodservice with chilled, frozen, ambient and non-food goods. By working closely with our partners in processing, manufacturing and packing, Universal Meat Company are able to offer a wide selection of high quality, competitively priced products serving both North and South of Ireland as well as further afield such as the mainland UK and parts of Europe.

We are an independent, family operated business with almost 40 years in operation. Through these years we have experienced growth in our storage facilities, employees, product range and nationwide customer base. This is what has led to UMC being accredited Meat Supplier of the Year NI 2018 and Supplier of the Year NI 2019.

Where possible, we endeavour to support our local suppliers and producers. However, our several multi-global industry partners ensure we are able to enhance our product offering, retain our competitive edge and provide premium quality every time. Clients are able to request certain non-stocked items which our dedicated and experienced procurement team will try their utmost to source.

With our own branded fleet of distribution vehicles, which are able to provide transport for chilled, frozen and ambient goods. This enables our logistics department to service our clients day 1 for day 2. Solar panel technology on our premises produces a large proportion of our electricity requirements and we also have a standby generator therefore our facilities are always running, regardless of any potential power outages locally.

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UMC Win Supplier of the Year Award for a Second Time

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC had been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row and we’re delighted to say that we’ll be holding onto it for another year! UMC Sales Rep, Eric Rosborough was on … Continued

Fun Facts on Popular Poultry On National Poultry Day (19th March)

Whilst we’re big fans of poultry all year round, today in particular is a day where we celebrate all our feathered friends who are raised for their meat and eggs because it’s Poultry Day! The most popular domestic birds found on the dinner plates in British and Irish homes include chicken, turkey, duck, goose, pheasant and … Continued

UMC is a Finalist for Supplier of the Year for the Second Year

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC has been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row.  Last year we took the title – let’s hope we can hold onto it for another year! The Food Awards … Continued