Unga Group has closed a deal with Nutreko, an animal nutrition company, to form a joint venture which will help meet the demand for animal nutrition products in the East African region.
The partnership involves joint ventures with two indirect subsidies of Unga Group-Unga Farm Care(EA) Limited in Kenya and Unga Millers(U) Limited in Uganda.
“We are proud to be partnering with Lingo Group, and working together to share our knowledge of the animal nutrition and aquaculture markets. Unga Group possesses great expertise in the East African region, and we are delighted to join forces as we look to meet the growing demand for high quality protein there. “Pieter Bastiaanssen, Managing Director Middle East & Africa at Nutreco.
Both ventures will be named Tunga Nutrition, Tunga Nutrition Kenya will increase production capacity at its jointly owned fish feed plant in Nairobi to commercialize the products under Skretting and Fugo brands.
This partnership furthers Nutreco’s commitment to its purpose of Feeding the Future and will strengthen the footprint of its business lines. Trouw Nutrition and Skretting. in East Africa and is expected to bring significant investment in the region, and support both Kenya and Uganda in meeting the rising demand for high quality protein.
Tunga Nutrition Uganda will also make use of Unga Millers dormant flour mill in Kampala , its products will be sold under both Trouw Nutrition Hendrix and Unga’s Fugo brands.
After many years of working with Nutreco as a supplier, we are thrilled to have elevated our relationship to the neat level through the Tango ventures. Now is a critical time to increase feed and food production in the East African region, and nongside Nutreco we are confident we can help develop the market to keep up with demond.” Joseph Male Choge, Group MD at Unga.