For the second consecutive year, Novus International has been recognized by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and RubinBrown LLP as a recipient of the 2010 Top 50 Award. The award, presented annually since 1996, recognises businesses, entrepreneurs and organisations in all industry sectors throughout the St. Louis region.
Founded in 1991, Novus International provides products and programs to more than 2,500 nutritionists, producers, veterinarians and feed manufacturers in more than 90 countries. Although corporately based in St. Charles, Mo., Novus has facilities in more than 35 countries as well as smaller offices with field staff in an additional 60 countries.
With revenues approaching $1 billion, Novus is committed to having a genuinely global presence. Leveraging proven research results, Novus customers can take a comprehensive approach to optimise the health of their animals. This approach maximises the producers' output, supports healthy immune systems and ultimately leads to the production of higher-quality food.
In February, Novus completed the acquisition of the Animal Nutrition Division of Albion Laboratories. Products from the acquisition, including the MAAC® chelated trace mineral product line, were aligned with Novus's MINTREX® and GLYTREX® chelated trace mineral products to further expand Novus's mineral technology.
In May, Novus acquired the IQF Group including Carotenoid Technologies S.A and Investigaciones Quimicas y Farmaceuticas, S.A. based in Tarragona, Spain and IQF – Enamex, S.A. de C.V. based in Cordoba, Mexico. Feed carotenoid pigments from the acquisition, with their natural antioxidant properties, align with Novus's feed preservative and dietary antioxidant product families.
"We are honored to have been awarded this distinction for a second time,” stated Dr. Giovanni Gasperoni, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Novus International. "St. Louis is home to many great employers and to be able to stand apart from these organisations is a real honor. We appreciate this recognition and consider it one to be shared by all our employees, customers and stakeholders."