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DT Cremer largest feedmiller in Germany

deuka Deutsche Tiernahrung and Cremer Futtermühlen have joined forces to form Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer and have become the largest feedmiller in Germany with an annual production of 2.4 million metric tonnes of compound feed.

The merger is the finalisation of the two company's already existing cooperation under the Cremer roof. The merger takes its retroactive effect from 1 January of 2007.

Close cooperation already took place in the central administration in Dusseldorf, in purchasing and increasingly in production.

The well-known brands of Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer (DTC) – deuka on the one side and Club, Rekord, ReCo and Nordkraft on the other – will be continued by the new group. Customer thus will remain communicating with their historical partners.

"With the new organisation we can utilise our specific strengths on a broader basis," said managing director Hans Thiemann. "Double work is prevented. In addition we can achieve further size advantages and care for and advise our customers locally more efficient."

Bernd Fink retires
Bernd Fink, managing director of deuka for many years, has closely managed the merger. He is going into well-deserved retirement from 30 September 2007.

Ulrich Arning and Dr. Dietrich Schwier, both co-workers for many years at deuka, will succeed him and together with Hans Thiemann and Helmut Wulf take up the management of the group.

Germany's no. 1
DTC annually produces 2.35 millions tonnes of compound feed in altogether 12 plants and has an annual turnover of € 450 million. With the export of specialty feeds DTC also is present in other European countries and even South Korea.

The new enterprise is market leader in Germany followed by Agravis (2.1 million tonnes) and Broering Group (1.0 million tonnes). In a European perspective DTC ranks no. 7 and globally no. 20.

 

 

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