Palital is becoming independent

Palion has acquired the remaining shares from their joint-venture partner Bewital.

Germany, Südlohn-Oeding, 1.6.2018

Untill recently, the company was a joint-venture between Henry van den Bighelaar (Palion) and the Bewital group. As from the 1st of June 2018, Palion acquired all shares from Bewital.

Palital is a prominent manufacturer of feed additives such as coated butyrates, gradual-release urea and flavours and sweeteners. Over the previous years the company has experienced a strong development of the business, independent from Bewital. The company has witnessed a strong growth and is currently employing over 40 people. All personnel and equipment have been taken over in the new constellation. The plans for a large-scale expansion of the production capacity are in place and already executed.

Jürgen Petershagen (general manager of Bewital Holding) explains: : “We are proud to have been involved with the development of Palital since the early days. The company is now strong enough to stand on its own feet. Furthermore, we want to concentrate on our core business, where we are also seeing strong growth at present“.

 Henry van den Bighelaar (partner and Manging Director of Palital) says about the purchase: “Together with Bewital and with their support, I was able to start Palital and build it into a successful enterprise. The transfer of activities into the new company – Palital Feed Additives B.V. – allows our team to expand the production capacity, develop new products and it creates the opportunity to profile ourselves more independently in our market-segment”.


Palital in brief:

Palital is a basic producer of high-end additives, especially coated butyrates, gradual release urea and flavours and sweeteners. The company was founded in 2010 by Bewital and Palion with manufacturing sites in Südlohn – Germany and Velddriel – the Netherlands. All, 40+ employees will be stationed in Velddriel from now on.
The demand for antibiotic free food is rising sharply. Palital supplies products which support this effort whereby the use of antibiotics in animal feed is drastically reduced. Palital has a very experienced team that has a vast knowledge of the use and application of feed additives for animals. The products are sold in over 35 countries world-wide, where the demand is especially rising in developing countries with mainly agriculturally based economies.

Bewital in brief:

The Bewital group is a family concern that has been operating for over 50 years. Bewital has a number of arms: Bewital Agri (manufacture of specialist animal feed and special products for healthy livestock), Bewital petfood (manufacture of premium animal feed for dogs and cats) and Bewital Westrans (international transport services for curtain trucks, silo trucks and tankers). The company currently employs over 400 staff in total, and its products are sold in over 40 countries.