Berg+Schmidt has over 60 years of raw materials expertise in oils and fats, gathering experience that has made it a highly competent supplier of essential substances to the feed industry.
So far, the animal nutrition expert has subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, the US, and now the Middle East. The company maintains research and development and applications technology facilities in Germany and Singapore, manufactures in Europe and Asia, and ships from there worldwide.
The new subsidiary, Berg and Schmidt Middle East Trading LLC, is designed to help the company respond to the growing demand for its products in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
The Middle East feed market is rapidly expanding, especially for broilers, aquaculture, dairy, and beef production.
The GCC states, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman, have an ever-increasing need for livestock feed and innovative feed additives that support animal health and performance.
The new subsidiary will boost the distribution of Berg + Schmidt’s specialty products, such as functional lipids, rumen-protected glucose and amino acids, fat powders, lecithins, trace minerals, and emulsifiers. These products are targeted at the poultry, ruminant, and aquaculture production segments.
Torsten Wywiol, CEO of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, the parent company of Berg + Schmidt, said the opening of the new subsidiary is “the right move,” given the dynamic feed market in the Middle East.
He added that the company’s “commitment to continuous research, service, and customer orientation are major pillars of our success.”
According to the company, the new subsidiary is expected to be operational in the coming months.
Although the Middle East and Africa have the lowest share in the world compound feed production (5.9%), Berg + Schmidt is taking advantage of a budding market in this region of the world.
According to Business Market Insights, a reputable market research company, the animal feed market in MEA is likely to grow from US$23,502.51 million in 2018 to US$30,740.45 million by 2027; it could grow at a CAGR of 2.9% from 2019 to 2027.