Feed additive supplier Anpario PLC has acquired Meriden Animal Health Limited, bringing another strong trading brand to Anpario and expanding its product technology while increasing its global market share in the feed additive sector, according to the company.

In line with Anpario's strategy, Meriden will be run as a separate business, enabling the team to focus on selling and marketing feed additive products around the world. Joining Anpario means Meriden's management team will gain additional support and can benefit from working together with Anpario’s research and development resource to develop new products for sale under the Meriden brand. “Meriden Animal Health is a quality business with strong brand recognition for developing 100 percent natural feed additives," said Richard Edwards, executive vice chairman of Anpario. "This acquisition increases our global market share in animal feed additives, which is benefiting as the agriculture industry looks to use natural-based solutions to promote the health and growth of animals for meat consumption." 

The two founders of Meriden, Managing Director Stephen Harris and Company Secretary Pamela McLaren will remain with the business in their existing roles, and will continue to develop the Meriden business further.