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Agthia Group PJSC (‘Agthia’ or ‘the Group’), one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage companies in the UAE, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an innovation & technology partnership agreement with Trouw Nutrition Hifeed, a Nutreco Company which is the global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed

KJ Staff

Agthia partners with Trouw Nutrition Hifeed to enhance animal performance

Partnership signed at AgraME 2018 underlines Agthia’s commitment to uplift UAE’s farming industry and support food security

Agthia Group PJSC (‘Agthia’ or ‘the Group’), one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage companies in the UAE, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an innovation & technology partnership agreement with Trouw Nutrition Hifeed, a Nutreco Company which is the global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed.

The partnership decision was signed at the opening day of AgraME, one of the Middle East’s leading exhibitions for the Agriculture, Animal Health and Aquaculture industries. Attending the ceremony were His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Mr. Otto Seijler, Managing Director of Trouw Nutrition Hifeed; Dr. Ashraf Farah, Vice-President Trouw Nutrition Middle East; Eng. Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, CEO Agthia Group; Dr. Rabih Kamleh, Vice-President R&D Agthia Group; and Mr. Nizar Faisal Kayali, Category Director Feed.

The agreement is based on precision farming and feeding concepts branded under NutriOpt. It aims at developing a portfolio of products and services for optimized nutrition, enhanced animal performance, and improved economic efficiency in poultry and ruminants for Agrivita brand owned by Agthia Group.

Commenting on the partnership, H.E. Eng. Dhafer Ayed Al Ahbabi, Agthia Chairman, said: “One of our priorities, which is in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership, is to achieve consistent growth with a strong platform that is based on innovation. Our leadership position in providing top quality, nutritious and responsibly produced products continues to be guided by our sense of duty. This partnership is an indicator of our commitment to the UAE community and our investment in technology.”

Eng. Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia, said: “At the roots of our company lies animal feed, when it was founded by late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1978. Over the past four decades, we have been continuously enhancing the products and services we are offering to our customers. This partnership is another step in this direction, to cater for the needs of the nation’s farmers.”

Combining over 50 years of expertise and innovation in the areas of feed efficiency and application solutions, NutriOpt enables customers to optimize both feed costs and production results and maximize financial benefits in their value chain. This nutritional tool consists of proven components working together in optimizing animal nutrition, performance and associated costs through precise real-time analysis, modelling and calculation.

This NutriOpt contract is only the first step of many to come, like joint application research on milking camel feeds and antimicrobial resistance management in the poultry industry in the UAE and the Gulf area.

Distinguished as "your global key to local success," Trouw Nutrition Hifeed is the global leader in premixes, protein concentrates, innovative feed specialities and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry, serving all corners of the world.

Agrivita Feed Solutions is manufactured by Grand Mills Company PJSC, an Agthia Group company. The leading animal feed brand in the UAE, Agrivita has been advocating continuous improvement on its products and services as well as valued support to the farmers. Certainly, this partnership is a testament to this commitment.

Having the same dedication to quality, innovation and sustainability, Agthia Group and Trouw Nutrition Hifeed are perfectly suited to work together in uplifting the farming community in the UAE and the region and supporting food security. Both companies remain committed to “Feeding the Future, For Wholehearted Living.”

About Agthia

Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company.  Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. 51 per cent of the Company’s shares are held by Senaat (General Holding Corporation), an Abu Dhabi Government entity, with the balance held by retail and institutional investors. The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world-class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. More than 4,000 employees are engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing various food and beverage products: Water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin natural spring water, Ice Crystal); Flour (Grand Mills); Animal Feed (Agrivita, Agrivita Marabe); Juices (Al Ain Fresh, Capri Sun); Dairy (Yoplait). An Emerging Businesses unit includes tomato paste, frozen vegetables and baked goods among other food and non-food convenience products.

For more information: www.agthia.com | Hasna Alnoman | Agthia Group | Tel: 971 2 506 0600 | corpcoms@agthia.com |

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