De Heus acquires Spanish feed mill, opens mill in Myanmar

Dutch compound feed company Royal De Heus has acquired a Spanish compound feed mill and opened a new aquafeed production facility in Myanmar.

De Heus acquired the Spanish compound feed plant Evialis Galicia from Archer Daniels Midland Co. With a volume of more than 50,000 tons of compound feed annually, Evialis Galicia has a leading regional position in northern Spain. The acquisition is consistent with De Heus’ strategy to strengthen its position in the large Iberian animal feed market.

Evialis Galicia, located in Sada, was founded in 1974 by a collaboration of pig farmers to produce feed for their own sows. The company offers a complete assortment of compound feeds for multiple animal categories, with a focus on feed for dairy cattle and rabbits.

The activities and market approach of Evialis Galicia and De Heus are highly consistent with each other. Like De Heus, Evialis Galicia focuses mainly on the open feed market. Within this market, De Heus and Evialis Galicia sell their products to farmers directly as well as via a dealer network.

In order to comply with the high quality standards of De Heus, an investment program will be started resulting in optimizations and improvements in the production process.

“We are pleased with this acquisition. The takeover underlines our ambition to further reinforce our market position in Spain. This new plan enables us to improve our logistic service for customers in this region,” said Jean François Honoré, general manager De Heus Iberia.

New aquafeed plant in Myanmar

De Heus Myanmar has opened a dedicated aquafeed production facility in Myanmar. This modern production site will give aqua farmers access to the affordable high-quality feeds needed to further improve the development of their farms.

“We are very proud to open our third factory in Myanmar, only three years after the opening of our first animal feed mill near Yangon and the opening of our second feed mill near Mandalay last year,” said Arno Willemink, managing director of De Heus Myanmar.

This new facility allows De Heus to produce more than 200,000 metric tons of aquafeed each year and is situated in Myaung Dagar close to Yangon and in the center of aqua farming. With the opening of the new factory, De Heus responds to the growing demand for its aquafeed.