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Danisco Acquires Agtech

by 5m Editor
27 October 2008, at 6:42pm

UK - Danisco A/S has signed an agreement to acquire Agtech Products Inc.

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.

This represents an important step in strengthening 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, USA which provides a unique analytical service that maximises product value for customers.

"This acquisition is an exciting opportunity to bring new value to our customers," comments James Laughton, Executive Vice President, Danisco Animal Nutrition. "It will reinforce our aspiration to be the leader in providing healthy nutrition solutions to meet consumer demand for safe, high quality food at an affordable price" he continues.

Thomas Rehberger, Vice President of Agtech Products comments, "This acquisition will join the strengths of two great companies to expand microbial biotechnology solutions for the feed and food industries."

5m Editor