De Heus completes acquisition of Golpasz

De Heus completes acquisition of Golpasz

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Deal will strengthen company’s position in Poland

Royal De Heus has completed its acquisition of Polish compound feed company Golpasz, after it received approval from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

The acquisition was previously announced in July 2020.

De Heus and Golpasz have high-quality specialized knowledge relating to animal nutrition, livestock farming and production technology.

“Golpasz is a successful, well-managed organization,” said Adam Zaleski, general manager of De Heus Poland. “Similar to De Heus, the activities and company culture at Golpasz are characterized by entrepreneurship and customer orientation. I am convinced that the combination of both companies can further strengthen our market approach.

“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. 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.”

Golpasz offers a complete range of compound feeds for multiple animal categories, including turkey, broilers, pigs, cattle (meat and milk) and other poultry. Golpasz, driven by its quality philosophy, experienced strong growth over the past 10 years. The company has four modern production sites that are located near the most important livestock farming regions. With a total of 12 plants, De Heus now has an excellent spread across Poland. The Polish southern growth regions will become more easily accessible through this acquisition.

Zaleski said Golpasz has highly specialized knowledge in the area of turkey nutrition, adding value to De Heus’ current capabilities. 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 enhance product innovation initiatives, among other things, he said.

Based in Province Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland, Golpasz has an annual production capacity of 500,000 tons of compound feed for turkeys, broilers, pigs and cattle. It has four production sites. Netherlands-based De Heus produces compound feed, premixes and concentrates for livestock and fish. Through its own operations as well as joint ventures and partnerships, it is active in 75 countries, with sales and production sites in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.

“I am happy that Golpasz now forms part of the De Heus family business,” said Wieslaw llków, general manager of Golpasz. “De Heus is an ideal new shareholder for us. The company has an excellent reputation. Like us, De Heus maintains a long-term vision. Over the past 20 years, De Heus has demonstrated its ability to establish a sustainable relationship with a growing number of customers and other stakeholders through its focus on customer needs and high-quality products and services. We feel drawn to this.”