Hendrix Genetics, a global leader in turkey breeding, has concluded its agreement to purchase 100 percent of turkey distributor Coolen Hatchery, the owner of the largest turkey hatchery in the Netherlands.

The company announced in October its intent to in which Hendrix Genetics would take a controlling interest in Coolen. 

Henk Coolen, who has served as managing director of Coolen Hatchery, will continue on with Hendrix Genetics for the coming years in support of Hendrix Genetics Turkeys activities in the Netherlands.  Future plans for the hatchery include the development of the traditional and bronze turkey markets.

 “We are pleased with the transition underway and the many advantages this acquisition will bring for customers, employees and our company, this is a logical next step,” said Dave Libertini, managing director of Hendrix Genetics Turkeys Business Unit. “The addition of the Coolen hatchery strengthens our global network of turkey distribution.”

Henk Coolen added: “The Hendrix Genetics team has been very supportive and I am confident that my decision to work with Hendrix Genetics is the best for the Coolen Hatchery, our employees and customers.  I know our clients are in good hands.”  

Antoon van den Berg, CEO of Hendrix Genetics, said the company is committed to the success of its clients worldwide, and the Coolen Hatchery acquisition will allow the company to continue to serve the grower base in the Netherlands.