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Aviagen Expands European Production Base

by 5m Editor
21 February 2011, at 8:49am

SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO - Aviagen, continues to develop their European production base with the acquisition of the remaining 50.44 per cent of Ross Breeders Peninsular S.A., the distributor for Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Based near Barcelona, Spain, Ross Breeders Peninsular has been a distributor of Ross products for many years and is one of Aviagen's key partners in Europe. The deal will see the company, which will continue to be managed by Esteban Escrigas and his team, being renamed Aviagen S.A.

Commenting on the acquisition, Brian Whittle, Aviagen's President, European Operations said: "We are delighted to be in a position to purchase the entire shareholding of Ross Breeders Peninsular and look forward to working more closely with the management team to continue the impressive growth of the business. This move is beneficial to both our companies and, most importantly, to our customers in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

"We are committed to enhancing the quality of the products and services we provide to our customers and the acquisition of Ross Breeders Peninsular is a further step in getting closer to our customers, enabling more direct access to Aviagen's unrivalled expertise and knowledge."

Esteban Escrigas and Michael Barclay, Directors of Ross Breeders Peninsular added: "We have been close partners with Aviagen for many years and are pleased to be joining the Aviagen family as it will offer us the opportunity to further improve our business in terms of products, customer services and technical resources, providing significant benefits to our customers."