Royal Agrifirm Group intends to acquire compound feed company Bacutil in Poland, pending approval from the Polish Competition Authority.

The acquisition is in line with Agrifirm’s strategy aimed at expanding the core activities compound feed, arable farming, horticulture and specialties. The growth of foreign activities in areas such as Central and Eastern Europe is an important strategic focal point.

Bacutil is a company that mainly focuses on the poultry sector, both broiler chickens and laying hens, and has a production site in Bedlno Radzyńskie, in East Poland. The Bacutil production site has a capacity of 100,000 tons per year.

“With this acquisition, we are taking an important step towards our goal, namely a top 3 position in Poland,” said John Dortmans, director of Agrifirm Central and Eastern Europe. “It is our mission to supply relevant, measurable and sustainable value to our customers. We do this by providing our customers with sustainable, high-quality feed concepts and advice, which will enable our customers to maximize the profit on their farms. We have been very successful in achieving this in recent years. With this acquisition and through further autonomous growth, the top 3 is therefore within reach.”

Bacutil has approximately 50 employees who, after the acquisition, will continue to work for the company.