July 8, 2020


De Heus boosts growth in Poland with acquisition of Golpasz



De Heus Animal Nutrition signed an agreement on July 1 for the acquisition of the Polish compound feed company Golpasz that has an 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). 


"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," said Adam Zaleski, general manager of De Heus Poland.


"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."


Wiesław llków, general manager of 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," said llków. "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 operate as usual until a formal decision has been made by UOKiK.


- De Heus