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Alltech acquires Coppens International

Coppens International, an aquatic feed solutions company based in the Netherlands, joins the Alltech family of companies in an effort to accelerate aquatic feed innovation. “With a combination of Alltech’s primacy in science and Coppens International’s strong distribution network, we have a winning formula for moving aquatic nutrition forward to greater feed efficiency.”

June 8, 2016

Alltech has acquired Coppens International, an aquatic feed solutions company in the Netherlands.

For almost 24 years, Coppens International has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative, high-quality aquatic feed producer. The company’s specialties include temperate and tropical marine and freshwater diets for a variety of juvenile and adult species. The company also produces ornamental, specialty and bait feeds.

“Coppens International has many qualities we admire in a fish nutrition business: a robust, quality production system, dynamic routes to market and a pioneering spirit for research and development, which, all combined, present us with numerous synergies,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech. “With a combination of Alltech’s primacy in science and Coppens International’s strong distribution network, we have a winning formula for moving aquatic nutrition forward to greater feed efficiency.”

Coppens International’s dynamic distribution network is spread across more than 60 countries, including the Netherlands, France, Germany and Australia. Coppens International products are sold to fish producers via direct sales or through distributor and dealer channels.

“I am delighted Coppens International is now firmly connected to a company at the forefront of science, animal health and nutrition,” said Anno Galema, managing director of Coppens International. “Our future with Alltech now strengthens our ability to deliver aquatic feed nutrition solutions like never before.”

Coppens International will continue to be headquartered in Helmond, the Netherlands, and led by Galema, who will report to Patrick Charlton, vice president at Alltech and newly appointed CEO of Coppens International. The Coppens International business is spread across three locations in the Netherlands and Germany.

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