EDE, THE NETHERLANDS — Royal De Heus Animal Nutrition signed an agreement on July 1 for the acquisition of the Polish compound feed company Golpaszm, which has an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of compound feed. The acquisition is still subject to approval from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).  

 “Both companies perceive many mutual benefits in the new partnership,” said Adam Zaleski, general manager of De Heus Poland. “De Heus and Golpasz have high-quality specialized knowledge in animal nutrition, animal husbandry and livestock farming. These competences enable both companies to develop and supply tailormade nutritional and business solutions in line with requirements and demands of their farming customers.

“Combining strengths will accelerate further improvement in this area. In addition, Golpasz has gained highly specialized knowledge in the area of turkey nutrition, which is of added value to De Heus. Furthermore, Golpasz will also obtain access to De Heus’ international network and expertise center, providing Golpasz the opportunity to enrich its knowledge and use it to accelerate product innovation initiatives, among other things.”

Wiesław llków, general manager, Golpasz, also saw transaction as a positive for both companies.

“Thanks to the combination of De Heus Poland and Golpasz, we will be able to continue development in those segments of the market where we already operate,” llków said. “We will use our combined knowledge and experience to serve our clients even better, as we know continuous improvement of efficiency is key to success. Both our clients and employees will benefit from the worldwide operating activities of De Heus.”

In early June, De Heus completed the acquisition of the compound feed operations of Neovia Indonesia from Archer Daniels Midland Co. In late June, De Heus acquired Piensos Muga a Spain-based feed company.

Royal De Heus is active in more than 70 countries through the export of concentrates and premixes, the main ones being in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Globally, the company has more than 6,000 employees.