Trouw Nutrition acquires Sloten Group

30-08-2006 | |

Trouw Nutrition International has acquired the Dutch company Sloten Group. Sloten is a manufacturer and supplier of milk replacers for piglets, calves and other young animals.

The acquisition strengthens the position of Trouw, a Nutreco company, in important growth markets such as Central and South America, Asia and Russia. In the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland and Brazil, Sloten has its own sales organisations; in other countries it sells through local distributors.
Sloten has a workforce of  around 130 people and achieved revenues of approximately €90 million last year. The company produces and distributes almost 100,000 tonnes of speciality feeds on a yearly basis, based on dairy products like whey powder, skimmed milk powder and vegetable products.
The milk replacers are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide under brand names Sprayfo, Nuklospray and Spraymes.
Steffen Rouwers, operations director of Sloten, said, “After our management buy-out in 1996, we feel this is the right moment to strengthen our  worldwide position in milk replacers and dairy based feed ingredients, in order to be the global market leader. We believe Trouw Nutrition International is the ideal partner to ensure the continuation of our company.”
Willem Kernkamp, the newly appointed managing director of Sloten, said: “The people at Sloten can be proud of the established product portfolio and leading market positions. In the coming years we will further expand  our  international  leading  positions in high-quality young animal feed products.”