De Heus Animal Nutrition boosts growth in Poland with acquisition of Golpasz
On July 1 st , 2020, De Heus Animal Nutrition signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Polish compound feed company Golpasz (annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of compound feed). The acquisition is still subject to approval from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).
Combined knowledge in the field of animal nutrition
“Both companies perceive many mutual benefits in the new partnership. De Heus and Golpasz have high-quality specialised 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. In addition, Golpasz has gained highly specialised knowledge in the area of turkey nutrition, which is of added value to De Heus. Furthermore, Golpasz will also obtain access to De Heus’ international network and expertise centre, providing Golpasz the opportunity to enrich its knowledge and use it to accelerate product innovation initiatives, among other things”, says Adam Zaleski, General Manager of De Heus Poland.
Wiesław llków, General Manager Golpasz, also looks forward to the future with full confidence: 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 the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for approval. Both companies will perform in an unchanged manner until a formal decision has been made by UOKiK.
With an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes 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 turkey, broilers, pigs and cattle (meat and milk). The company has four modern production sites favourably located in relation to the most important livestock farming regions.