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Danisco Acquires Sorbial

by 5m Editor
13 November 2009, at 6:28am

UK - Danisco A/S has signed an agreement to acquire Sorbial in order to strengthen its competencies in microbial-based products for animal nutrition.

Danisco A/S has signed an agreement to acquire Sorbial, a French-based agricultural biotechnology company. Sorbial is an innovative company, dedicated to the development, manufacture and application of microbial-based products for the animal production industry. This acquisition further strengthens Danisco's capabilities in delivering healthy nutrition solutions to the animal production industry.

The acquisition includes expertise in R&D and technical services, a product portfolio of unique proprietary strains of Lactobacillus and access to the key EU market for technologies such as direct-fed microbials.

"This acquisition builds on the acquisition of Agtech Products that we announced in October 2008" comments James Laughton, Executive Vice President, Danisco Animal Nutrition. "It further strengthens our aspiration to be the leader in providing healthy nutrition solutions, as we now are able to bring exciting innovations to our customer base in the EU as well as North America," he added.

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. Its products are now widely used by poultry and pig producers throughout the world. The company's mission is to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that increase efficiency and safety of the food production chain in an environmentally sensitive way.

Sorbial is a French incorporated company owned by a group named Vallée. Dedicated to the research, development, manufacture and technical support of microbial-based products for the animal production industry, its portfolio includes animal health and nutrition products, and treatments for livestock waste.