DSM and Novozymes confirm alliance
DSM Nutritional Products and Novozymes restate their
commitment to the feed market by renewing their strategic alliance agreement in
an announcement on Tuesday. With the renewal of the agreement, the two companies
commit to further strengthening and developing their partnership.
The alliance has been highly successful since its beginning in 2001 and the
two world leading partners look to launch a number of innovative,
market-expanding and promising products over the coming years. The DSM/Novozymes
alliance is the Global market leader in feed enzymes.
"We are very pleased to reaffirm our commitment to the feed enzymes alliance
with Novozymes. We aim for better animal performance with less feed/better raw
material utilization, while at the same time reducing environmental phosphates
load and contributing to our customers' profitability by lowering the feed
formulation costs and we aim to continue this way", says Leendert Staal,
President of DSM Nutritional Products.
"The alliance of DSM and Novozymes combines world leading competencies and
technologies of the two companies to deliver feed enzyme innovation to the
customers. We have some very interesting products in our pipeline which have
real potential to enable our customers to compensate for the fast rising grain
costs. Within the next two years, we expect to launch a new enzyme for corn-soy
diets and we have other products lined up for launch over the coming years",
says Novozymes' Executive Vice President Peder Holk Nielsen, who heads up the
company's Enzymes Business.
The DSM/Novozymes alliance is an exclusive
and global agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Novozymes develops and
produces enzymes for animal feed whereas DSM markets and sells the enzymes. The
renewed alliance agreement covers the principles of the alliance such as
governance structure, supply and distribution of products, intellectual property
rights, profit sharing etc. The agreement runs for the next five years.
By adding enzymes to feed, the nutritive value of the diet is improved. The
main benefits are faster growth of the animal; better feed utilization; more
uniform production; better health status and an improved environment.
Enzymes have traditionally been used in diets of pigs and poultry, however
the DSM/Novozymes alliance is currently investigating the benefits of adding
enzymes to feed for other types of animals, such as cattle and fish.
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