De Heus recently acquired a grain silo and compound feed factory in Kendice, Slovakia. In order to provide its customers with an optimal service, De Heus is keen to base its production locations as close as possible to its livestock farmers. Through this acquisition, De Heus is therefore in an even better position to respond to the need for high-quality animal feed of its growing numbers of customers in central and eastern Slovakia and Northeast Hungary.
To fulfil the high quality standard set by De Heus, the production process in the acquired factory will be totally rebuilt and provided with the most advanced and modern production techniques. These investments are expected to be completed in mid-2019. From that moment on, the factory will start production. In anticipation of this, the existing grain silos will be used to store grain harvested from July 2018 onwards. This grain will then be used as an ingredient for the animal feed produced at existing locations in the Czech Republic.
The factory in Slovakia will be part of the De Heus business unit in the Czech Republic. Pavel Musil, general manager of De Heus Czech Republic, says: “We see great potential to help the businesses of many livestock farmers in Central Europe with our animal feed and supplementary services. Our approach is valued by more and more livestock farmers. After expanding the capacity of our production location in Bestovice in 2015, we see this acquisition as an important step towards strengthening our position in this important European region. In order to provide optimal support to our customers in Hungary and Slovakia, we are going to further expand our organization with local professionals in the field of animal feed and livestock farming.”