March 23, 2018
De Heus buys Spanish feed company
On March 20, Royal De Heus signed the agreement for the acquisition of the Spanish feed company Piensos Unzué, a company with a very strong position in the animal feed market for ruminants in Navarra and surrounding provinces.
This acquisition is in line with the ambition of De Heus to build a leading position on the Spanish market for animal feeds.
This acquisition reinforces De Heus leadership in the compound feed sector, strengthens its dealer network and extends its services and assortment in this part of Spain. Piensos Unzué, based with two production locations in Navarra, has a production capacity of approximately 200,000 tonnes per year. In combination with the nine plants De Heus already has in Spain, De Heus improves its coverage in the north-eastern provinces of the peninsula.
"The acquisition of Piensos Unzué forms part of our growth strategy and underlines De Heus Nutrición Animal's commitment to the free Spanish market in general and the ruminant sectors in particular," pointed out José Manuel García, the company's general director in Spain. "This brand will further strengthen our position in the dealer network and is complementary to our current well-known Biona and Passaranda brands."