De Haan Petfood, located in Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands, specializes in the production of wet dog and cat food in the form of high-quality meat chunks in gravy. With over six decades of experience in the production of canned wet food for worldwide export, the United Petfood said it brings significant expertise to its family.
"The takeover of De Haan Petfood opens up new avenues in terms of wet food and enables us to keep up with growing demand," United Petfood said in a statement.
According to De Haan Petfood, the takeover will allow the two companies to pool resources while United Petfood clients get access to an experienced manufacturer of canned wet food.
"We will also be able to share our know-how and experience on an operational level," De Haan said in a statement.
Following the takeover, Eddy Nijhof will remain in place as De Haan's managing site director, guaranteeing service and continuity for existing business relations, noted De Haan.
Other recent United Petfood acquisitions
According to Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data, United Petfood specializes in private labeling dry pet food, wet pet food, treats and snacks. The Belgian family business operates 19 pet food manufacturing facilities in 8 countries and sells in more than 80 countries worldwide.
In February, the company acquired a stake in Turkey-based Lider Pet Food, which remains independently managed. Lider Pet Food was established in 2009 in Salihl, Turkey. The company’s annual revenue in 2021 was US$98,000,000, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.
In November 2022, United Petfood acquired dry dog and cat food production facilities of Cargill in Krzepice, Poland and Karcag, Hungary. The two sites produce dry pet food for cats and dogs. Cargill retains ownership of its pet food brands and will continue to provide a portfolio of its branded products.