Noack Group has been acquired by Barentz

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, February 25th, 2021. – Barentz International, a
leading global life science distributor, has expanded its activities in the Central East
European region. The company proudly announces the acquisition of a majority
stake in the Noack Group, a specialized distributor of ingredients for the animal
nutrition and feed industry. In addition, Noack serves the food and veterinary
industry with a wide range of agro food and veterinary diagnostic test systems and

CEO of Noack, Mr. Herbert Völkerer who will remain active in the company,
comments: “Since the start of our company we have created long lasting, excellent
relationships with our customers and suppliers. Over the years, this has helped us to
ensure a very solid market position in Central Europe. The next steps for the
company include further expansion in this market with new product launches.
That’s where the quality of Barentz’ network is crucial. New blood brings
continuity and new business development opportunities for our customers and

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz adds: “Our European animal nutrition activities
have a very strong presence in Western Europe and our local expertise, supported
by our technical teams, fits uniquely with Noack’s product portfolio. Noack assists
us with the expansion into Central Europe and opens many new territories. This
takeover is a natural fit and will create strong potential growth for Noack’s
customers and suppliers. I am convinced, that all parties involved, will benefit from
this partnership.”

About Barentz
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources
branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its
ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes premixing,
blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-ofthe-
art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA,
Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong
presence in EMEA and Asia-Pacific, and a rapidly growing presence in North
America and Latin America. With a turnover of €1.4 billion, the company employs
around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers.
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