Danisco A/S has signed an agreement to acquire Agtech Products Inc, a US-based agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to the development, manufacture and technical application of microbiological-based products for the animal production industry.
This acquisition broadens Danisco's portfolio and technical service capabilities in the animal production industry, and helps strengthen Danisco's strategy of delivering healthy nutrition solutions to the global animal production industry. Adding proven new microbial technologies to Danisco's existing market-leading portfolio of feed enzymes and betaine will underpin this healthy nutrition strategy.
The acquisition includes a dedicated team of specialists in R&D, technical services, sales and marketing all focused on a proven existing product portfolio and a robust new product pipeline backed by strong intellectual property. Facilities include state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities in Waukesha, Wisconsin, US, which provides an analytical service that optimises product value.
Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business unit of leading global food ingredient specialist Danisco A/S (Denmark), pioneered the development and use of enzymes and betaine in animal nutrition.
Agtech Products, Inc. is an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to the research, development, manufacture and technical support of microbiological-based products for the animal industry. These products include direct fed microbials, silage preservatives and livestock waste treatment products.