The Netherlands-based animal nutrition giant De Heus has strengthened its position in northern Spain by buying Piensos Muga in the north of the country, a key region in the Spanish livestock sector.
Piensos Muga, founded in 1992, specialises in the development and production of a complete range of high quality dairy, beef cattle and other ruminants feeds with an annual capacity of 80,000 tonnes.
De Heus already owns a number of animal feed companies in the region, which it will use to the improve efficiency and service delivered by its new acquisition.
Jean-François Honoré, general manager of De Heus Iberia, said: “After the previous successful acquisitions of Acorex in Extremadura, Evialis in Galicia and Unzue in Navarra, this acquisition reconfirms De Heus’ consolidation strategy in the non-integrated feed market in Spain.
“With this strategy we can serve livestock farmers in the region even better, with the help of a local team of highly trained professionals who will add from now on the technology and international experience of De Heus.
“The Spanish regions of Navarra, La Rioja, the Basque Country and Aragon are areas of great relevance in terms of the livestock sector and at De Heus we want to contribute to its strength, integrating innovation and animal welfare.”
He went on: “With the acquisition of Piensos Muga, De Heus Iberia establishes the ability to provide the best customer service, which is ultimately the goal we work towards every day.
“At the same time, very positive synergies are created between this new plant and the other two plants that we already have in this region of northern Spain.
“Our goal is to continue growing, hand in hand with our clients in the north of Spain.”