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De Heus Animal Nutrition boosts growth in Poland

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Compound feed manufacturer Golpasz maintains 500,000 mt of annual production capacity at four plants in Poland.

On July 1, De Heus Animal Nutrition signed an agreement for the acquisition of Golpasz, a compound feed company in Poland with an annual production capacity of 500,000 metric tons of compound feed.

De Heus said the acquisition is still subject to approval from the Polish Office of Competition & Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

“Both companies perceive many mutual benefits in the new partnership. De Heus and Golpasz have high-quality, specialized knowledge in animal nutrition, animal husbandry and livestock farming,” De Heus Poland general manager Adam Zaleski said. "These competences enable both companies to develop and supply tailor-made (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’s international network and expertise center, providing Golpasz the opportunity to enrich its knowledge and use it to accelerate product innovation initiatives, among other things," Zaleski said.

Golpasz general manager Wiesław llków expressed confidence in the development, noting, "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. 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.”

All the necessary documents have been passed to UOKiK for approval. Both companies will operate unchanged until a formal decision has been made by UOKiK, De Heus said.

With an annual production capacity of 500,000 mt of compound feed, Golpasz is one of the leading feed producers in Poland. Golpasz offers a complete range of compound feeds for multiple animal categories, including turkeys, broilers, pigs and beef and dairy cattle. The company has four modern production sites located in relation to the most important livestock farming regions in the country.

As a family-owned company established in 1911 and a partner in animal nutrition for four generations, De Heus Animal Nutrition actively seeks opportunities to create value and impact in the animal protein production chain. The Netherlands-based company produces animal feed in more than 20 countries and is active in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America through the export of concentrates and premixes.

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