Adisseo to acquire FRAmelco Group

Netherlands-based FRAmelco manufactures and markets short- and medium-chain fatty acids and lysolecithins for animal feed.

September 8, 2020

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Bluestar Adisseo Co. announced Sept. 7 that it has signed an agreement to acquire FRAmelco Group, a Netherlands-based feed additive company (FRAnklin Group BV and its wholly owned subsidiaries).

Adisseo said the transaction is part of its strategy to boost growth in its Specialties unit to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty feed ingredients in animal nutrition.

FRAmelco Group, a family-owned, multinational group, operates three plants in the Netherlands, Spain and Thailand. The business generates gross sales of about 30 million euros per year, the announcement said. Most of FRAmelco sales are from glycerides (short- and medium-chain fatty acids) to maintain animal health and to improve animal performance, as well as from lysolecithins to improve feed digestibility.

FRAmelco’s industrial footprint, product range, technologies, species addressed and target markets are highly complementary to those of Adisseo, Adisseo pointed out.

The acquisition will allow the combined business to implement integrated solutions and offer value to customers who want to reduce antibiotic usage and enhance animal resilience, Adisseo said.

“Today, we take another step forward in implementing our growth strategy on Specialties. We look forward to welcoming the FRAmelco management and employees with their great knowledge and expertise. The acquisition of FRAmelco is bringing products, solutions and know-how to better address our customers’ current and future needs," Adisseo chief executive officer Jean-Marc Dublanc said.

"Together, we will set up an efficient organization, which will allow us to strengthen our global product portfolio’s competitiveness. We will become the leader in short- and medium-chain fatty acids -- a promising technology that fits perfectly with our vision of contributing to healthier animals through nutrition. We will also mutually benefit from respective strengths and global commercial coverage to better serve customers and capture market growth,” Dublanc added.

FRAmelco CEO Lars Snijders noted, “We are excited to become part of Adisseo, because both companies are driven by the same ambition: to deliver the most innovative and sustainable feed solutions to customers. We are proud of what we have achieved in recent years, bringing solutions and value to our clients through our glycerides and lysolecithins technologies. By combining our strengths with those of Adisseo, we can jointly accelerate success.”

Adisseo is one of the world's leading experts in feed additives. The group relies on its 10 research centers and its production sites based in Europe, the U.S. and China to design, produce and market nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed. With more than 2,250 employees, it serves around 3,900 customers in more than 110 countries through its global distribution network and achieved turnover of more than 1.44 billion euros in 2019.

Adisseo is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar.

FRAmelco is specialized in the development, manufacturing and marketing of feed and drinking water additives worldwide. It provides the industry with additive solutions that allow both agriculture and aquaculture to increase productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner. The group employs 75 people and is active in more than 60 countries.

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