Grupo Dibaq acquires Rodi –

Grupo Dibaq acquires Rodi Published:  12 February, 2009

Spanish aquaculture and pet food company, Grupo Dibaq (Dibaq), has acquired 80% of the controlling entity of Rodi Pet Food Group (Rodi), a leading manufacturer of pet food, snacks and biscuits in Central and Northern Europe. The rest the Rodi stock will remain with the founder of the Company. This acquisition gives Rodi access to new capital, which will enable it to target the North-Western European market more effectively.

Dibaq and Rodi are convinced that the acquisition will offer its customers important advantages. Juan Gargallo of Dibaq said: “The new combination is a perfect match. Both companies are known for their high-quality products.”

Ronald Rutten of Rodi adds: “Rodi can profit from Dibaq’s experience in the petfood business, both in production techniques and in organizational development for more than 50 years.”

Dibaq – a multinational company dedicated to animal nutrition with its headquarters in Fuentepelayo (Segovia), Spain is rapidly expanding. It currently includes 26 companies in more than 30 countries on four continents and employs over 1,100 people. It owns well-known pet food brands such as Dibaq, Fitmin, Perrymix, Gatymix, Perrynat and Gatynat. It operates manufacturing plants in Spain, the Czech Republic and Mexico and has additional logistic centres in Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Poland, Romania and Turkey. Rodi has production facilities in the Netherlands (Opmeer and Veenwouden), Denmark (Roskilde), Germany (Nettetal) and the United Kingdom (Rotherham).