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United Petfood to accumulate first plant in Scandinavia

Belgium-based United Petfood pronounces the acquisition of its first plant within the Nordics as a part of its deliberate progress technique.

United Petfood stated a share buy settlement has been signed for the acquisition of Important Petfood Group‘s (VPG) plant in Ølgod, Denmark.

Primarily based in Denmark, Important Petfood produces dry and semimoist meals for cats and canine. Its different manufacturing facility relies in Aarhus.

The supposed acquisition nonetheless must be accredited by the Danish Competitors Authorities.

“Due to the acquisition of Important Petfood Group, our community of manufacturing websites will be capable to provide flexibility and brings our manufacturing increasingly nearer to our prospects additionally within the Nordics,” stated the administration of United Petfood in an announcement.

Mika Holappa, Nordic Pet Care Group CEO famous there was a variety of consolidation inside the pet meals manufacturing business in the course of the latest years.

“We wished to discover a new proprietor to proceed creating our petfood manufacturing in the long term,” stated Holappa. “This divestment allows us to focus and additional strengthen our branded companies inside Nordic Pet Care Group.”

Being one of many main European producers of pet meals, United Petfood was an apparent alternative of accomplice and new proprietor of VPG, stated Holappa.

“We’re assured that VPG will profit from United Petfood’s European buyer footprint as nicely in depth expertise with working a number of pet meals manufacturing websites,” stated Holappa. “Moreover, we count on United Petfood to have the ability to make the most of VPG’s robust place within the Nordics and the Danish market, specifically.

“We sit up for proceed and increase the collaboration with United Petfood and carry on producing Finest Good friend merchandise on the Ølgod manufacturing facility for the years to return”, he added.

United Petfood’s latest acquisition streak

In accordance with Petfood Trade’s Prime Corporations Present Information, United Petfood focuses on non-public labeling dry pet meals, moist pet meals, treats and snacks. The Belgian household enterprise operates 19 pet meals manufacturing services in 8 nations and sells in additional than 80 nations worldwide.

In December, the firm acquired Dutch firm De Haan Petfood, positioned in Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands, which specializes within the manufacturing of moist canine and cat meals within the type of high-quality meat chunks in gravy. 

In February 2023, the corporate acquired a stake in Turkey-based Lider Pet Meals, which stays independently managed. Lider Pet Meals was established in 2009 in Salihl, Turkey. The corporate’s annual income in 2021 was US$98,000,000, in accordance with Petfood Trade’s Prime Corporations Present Information

In November 2022, United Petfood acquired dry canine and cat meals manufacturing services of Cargill in Krzepice, Poland and Karcag, Hungary. The 2 websites produce dry pet meals for cats and canine. Cargill retains possession of its pet meals manufacturers and can proceed to supply a portfolio of its branded merchandise.



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