DT Cremer largest feedmiller in Germany

09-07-2007 | |
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

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.”

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.
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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