SOUTH AFRICA – Nutreco, Dutch animal nutrition company has acquired the South African premix and macro feed company, Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH) from Kaonne Investments for an undisclosed amount to expand its market share in South Africa.

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed operating its two global brands, Skretting (fish and shrimp feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) thus ANH will be fully integrated into Trouw Nutrition South Africa.

Announcing the deal, Nutreco’s MD Africa Rob Kiers said, “We have worked closely with the owners of ANH for a long time and we know that our cultures and approaches to business are very complimentary.’’

‘’This move will further underpin our activities in South Africa and ensure we can bring our leading products to even more farms in the country. It is strong in certain segments, where we are not so strong, such as the dairy market in South Africa. So, we get access to that specific market segment.”

ANH is an innovative company that supply mineral/vitamin premixes, concentrates/HPC’s silage inoculants, probiotics, other speciality products and support services to customers throughout Southern Africa.

But it does not have production capacity, instead relying on toll milling. Nutreco was one of its premix product suppliers.

Nutreco entered Africa in 2001 by acquiring a share of the Egyptian company Hendrix Misr, which came under full ownership in 2013 and was renamed Skretting Egypt.

Nutreco increased its presence in 2014 through a fish feed joint venture in Nigeria, and, in 2016, it also started a fish feed joint venture in Zambia.

July 2016 saw Nutreco acquire another premix company South Africa – Advit, located in Johannesburg, operating countrywide as well as exporting to neighbouring countries.

Currently, Trouw Nutrition markets a wide range of products in South Africa including young animal feeds, under the Sprayfo brand, on farm additives, with its Farm-O-San range and also its Selko feed additives and premixes manufactured locally.

In Spain, Nutreco is the top poultry producer under the brand Sada, the leading producer of compound feeds under the brand Nanta, and a major pig producer under the brand Inga.

In Canada, Nutreco owns Shur-Gain, Landmark Feeds and Hi-Pro Feeds, which also holds a footprint in the U.S.

Additional subsidiaries dominate the premix and specialty feed markets in Europe (15 production facilities), the Americas (17 plants) and Asia (3 factories).

The company also operates joint ventures in Venezuela and Egypt. Nutreco is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V.