Alltech finalised the acquisition of 100% shares in Lienert Australia Pty, a leading Australian premix manufacturer and feed ingredient supplier, on the Sept. 24.
The two family owned companies have had a long-term partnership. For more than 40 years, Lienert Australia has manufactured, distributed and supplied ingredients, supplements and nutritional advice to the livestock and feedstock industries within Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Their clients range from small family farms to integrated operations and commercial feed mills. It is licensed to manufacture veterinary chemical products and controlled substances by the Australia Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), and has a registered quality management system to the HACCP standard with Feedsafe Accreditation & AS4801 OHS Accreditation.
“Australia’s influence on the food chain extends far beyond its geographical borders, and the acquisition of Lienert Australia underscores Alltech’s long-term commitment to strong, sustainable agriculture as well as food quality and safety within the entire Asia-Pacific region,” said Dr Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech.
The acquisition will enable the companies to collaborate on research, production and distribution, strengthening their ability to provide farmers and members of the food chain with the latest in natural, nutritional technology.
Lienert Australia will benefit from Alltech’s global operations in 128 countries and extensive team of scientists, nutritionists and marketing experts; 43 production facilities that meet or exceed all international and regional quality standards; and its primacy in science. Alltech has three major bioscience centres, complemented by 20 formal research alliances with leading universities and research institutions around the world, from Uruguay to China.
“We are delighted that Alltech, another family business and a leader in its field, with similar values and the same determination to succeed, will be taking the business further forward to realize its full potential and build upon recent investments in both the manufacturing facility and the team,” said Nick Lienert, managing director, Lienert Australia, Pty. Ltd.
Previously represented by a distributor, Alltech has operated as a private company in Australia since 1997.