Bosch Saturn Tiernahrung in Nettetal, Germany, recently acquired Rodi Petfood, also in Nettetal. Bosch will take on 56 of the 67 Rodi employees. The deal is still pending approval of anti-monopoly legislation.
Frank Hermanns, former managing director of Rodi, will continue as plant manager.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.