Deal includes van delivery business which includes the transfer of 50 jobs to Browns
VION UK has sold its Hall's brand to Dumfriesshire-based Browns Food Group for an undisclosed sum.
Browns said the deal includes the Hall's van delivery operation, and 50 Hall's van driver jobs will transfer over to Browns as part of the deal.
The Hall’s Broxburn site - which VION UK is to close next month with the loss of 1,100 permanent staff and 600 agency staff - is not part of the deal.
Browns is buying the Hall's brand and the products ,which will be made at existing Browns production sites.
Alan Hill, Browns' finance director, said: “We are very pleased to have secured the future of one of Scotland’s best known brands, and to have brought it safely under private Scottish ownership.
“It is especially fitting that we agreed the deal so close to Burns Night, as Hall’s is one of the world’s largest suppliers of haggis.
“We intend to invest heavily in the Hall’s brand, and we will preserve and increase its reputation by offering food that is both good quality and good value.
“This will also lead to job creation and security going forward.”
A spokesman for VION Food Group added: “Following their acquisition of the Hall’s brand, we would like to wish Browns Food Group every success with their plans for the business.”
Finance Secretary John Swinney said: "We have always known that there was significant value in the brand and I am glad that it will continue with another great Scottish company.
"Browns are a fantastic business and I welcome their investment and new drive to make the most of the Hall's brand."
Browns, which was established in 1885, is headquartered in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, and operates from seven manufacturing sites in Scotland and England.
The Hall’s brand was created by David A Hall in 1932.