Acquisition of Hungarian pet food snack manufacturer Kollmax by Partner in Pet Food
24 Jul 2022Partner in Pet Food (‘PPF’), a leading European pet food manufacturer, announces that it has reached an agreement with Mr. Tamás Hölbling, founder and owner of Kollmax Kft. (‘Kollmax’)
The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of August 2023, subject to customary regulatory approvals and contractual closing conditions.
Kollmax, established in 2005, in Pécs, Hungary, has a long history of producing high quality pet food snacks for Hungarian and European customers, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters and specialty pet food retailers. Kollmax is highly complementary to PPF, given its geographical presence and strong growth prospects in the snack category, and fully reflects PPF’s strategy to further expand its business and develop product offerings in all categories.
This transaction follows PPF’s recent acquisition of Doggy, a leading Swedish pet food manufacturer, in September 2020, and the acquisition of Landini Giuntini in Italy in January 2021 and last year’s acquisition of Mispol and Werblinski in Poland.
Commenting on the acquisition, Gerald Kuehr, CEO of PPF, said:
“With its strong footprint in Hungary and Europe and successful growth, Kollmax represents a significant opportunity for us to further expand our presence in the snack category. We look forward to welcoming the Kollmax Team into the PPF family and to recognising this acquisition as another major step in the future growth and development of the business.”
Tamás Hölbling, Founder of Kollmax, commented on the transaction:
“Looking back over our last 18 years, we can be very proud of the path Kollmax went through. We have created a company which became not only a Hungarian, but also a European, player in the pet snack product category. Our success is a result of strong teamwork, and the entire team and I are very enthusiastic about joining the PPF family, thus offering the next growth phase for both of the parties.”