Royal De Heus announced that it had signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Serbian compound feed plant Komponenta in Cuprija on July 4 and that it now had two production locations in Serbia and had strengthened its leading position.
– The acquisition of Komponenta confirms the confidence De Heus has in the further development of livestock farming in Serbia and the greater Balkan region. The investment in Komponenta follows an extensive investment program for the factory in Sabac. This program focuses on modernizing the production process and expanding production capacity by 50% – the press release says.
As added, the demand for high quality cattle, poultry and pig feeds is rapidly increasing in Serbia, and the purchase of this plant will enable De Heus to amply meet this rapid growth in the near future.
The new plant will be entirely renovated to meet De Heus' high quality standards. For this purpose the production line will be renewed and equipped with the most advanced production techniques. These adjustments are expected to be completed by the end of 2018, after which the plant will be commissioned, the press release adds.
Darko Sadzak, General Manager of De Heus Serbia says that, in recent years, they have invested a great deal of energy in improving their product quality.
– We are pleased that livestock farmers recognize the quality of our feeds. To respond to the increased demand, we will also be further expanding the capacity of the plant in Sabac together with the modernization of the new plant. The two plants will then have a joint production capacity of 260,000 tons – Sadzak points out and adds that the new plant in Cuprija is very favorably situated geographically, which enables the company to easily reach livestock farmers in South Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania as well.
Royal De Heus is an international, family company. Since its founding in 1911, De Heus has become one of the biggest animal feed producers, with locations in the Netherlands, Vietnam, Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Myanmar, and with joint investments in Egypt, Ethiopia, Russia and China. Furthermore, De Heus is active in over 70 countries through the export of concentrates and premixes, and the main markets are East Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Globally, the company has over 5,000 employees. The company's seat is located in the Dutch city of Ede, the press release says.