About Hamlet Protein

Providing the right nutrition in the first life stage determines the overall lifetime performance of the animal. Our scientifically documented soy-based specialty ingredients improve health, welfare and performance of young animals. That is how we deliver a strong return on investment to producers around the world.

A healthy business starts with healthy animals

Ever since Hamlet Protein was founded in 1989, our core belief has been that providing the right nutrition in the very first life stage determines the health and welfare of the young animal and thus, the performance of farm animals in general. That is why we care about young animal nutrition.

The consistent performance of our clean products, based on extensive scientific research and close relationships with our customers, has made Hamlet Protein the supplier of choice when it comes to soy based specialty ingredients.

Today we partner with feed mills, integrators, home mixers and farmers all over the world. Our local experts provide solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. That is how we build longstanding value and contribute to sustainable businesses and products.

The bigger picture

Our company was founded more than 30 years ago in the rural part of Denmark based on one man’s vision. Ole envisioned the development of a natural feed ingredient that would improve the health and wellbeing of young farm animals and thus their performance for the farmer. And he succeeded. His bio-conversion production process resulted in an ingredient that added to the feed made it possible to feed young animals soy without making them sick and eventually die. Hamlet Protein grew to serving customers around the world.

What he didn’t know was that three decades later our world would struggle with severe problems like global warming, overpopulation and scarce resources. Today the importance of being able to feed young animals soy is even greater. Our specialty ingredient keeps them healthy and their performance high as well as minimizing usage of antibiotics in the production, that results in a “healthy” business for the farmer. And evenly important, safe to the environment and for the consumer.

We make a difference

Minimizing the environmental impact of our operations has been our top priority ever since we started producing more than 25 years ago. We consistently invest in production efficiency, to reduce the use of natural resources.

Today, steam is the sole emission from our plants in Denmark and the USA. Through a unique public-private cooperation, excess heat from our production process is reutilized to heat more than 3,000 homes in Horsens.

History of Hamlet Protein​

Hamlet Protein has been a pioneer in vegetable soy protein ingredients ever since it entered the market in 1993. Building on a strong Danish heritage, Hamlet Protein has gradually expanded across the world. The company continues to invest in people, research and supply chain, to maintain its’ leading position in young animal nutrition.


A good start …

Hamlet Protein is established in Horsens. The beginning of many years as a trusted partner in animal nutrition.


pilot plant

Construction of pilot plant for the production of soy protein specialty ingredients in Horsens, Denmark.


Launch of flagship products

HP 100 and HP 300 are launched for calf milk replacers and piglet weaning feed, respectively.


Launch of first non-GMO products

Production of the first non-GMO products starts in Horsens, Denmark.



A new product series offers better digestibility of minerals, such as phosphorus.


Share majority sold

Danish private equity fund Polaris acquires majority stake in Hamlet Protein.


New product series

HP 800 Booster and HP AviStart are introduced for challenged piglets and broiler chicks.


Production in the USA

A new production facility opens in Findlay, Ohio, USA. Our products are now produced outside Denmark.


New owners

HAMLET PROTEIN is acquired by Altor and Goldman Sachs.


Asian sales office opens

HAMLET PROTEIN opens Asian sales office in Qingdao, China.



Patented production technology introduced in our Findlay facility.



Heat pumping facility in Horsens uses excess heat to warm 3,200 local homes.



Introducing fiber products: HP FiberBoost & HP FiberStart.​



Publication of scientific data on speed of protein absorption.​