A healthy business starts with healthy animals

Ever since Hamlet Protein was founded in 1989, our core belief has been that the performance of farm animals is defined right at the start. That is why we focus on young animal nutrition.

The consistent performance of our products, based on extensive scientific research, 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 relations.

Hamlet Protein helps you stay one step ahead

What you expect - we deliver

  • Performance
  • Health
  • Sustainability

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Management Team

Board

Kjeld Johannesen

Chairman

Søren Johansen

Vice Chairman

Sarah Vawda

Board Member

Adam Dawson

Board member

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.

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Since 2015 Hamlet Protein has been jointly ownedby Goldman Sachs and Altor Funds.

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Altor Funds

Altor is a family of private equity funds focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies with a Nordic origin. Since 2015 Hamlet Protein has been jointly ownedby Goldman Sachs and Altor Funds.

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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.

1989

A good start …

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

1989

pilot plant

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

1993

Launch of flagship products

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

2000

Launch of first non-GMO products

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

2001

improved DIGESTIBILITY​

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

2007

Share majority sold

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

2011

New product series

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

2012

Production in the USA

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

2015

New owners

HAMLET PROTEIN is acquired by Altor and Goldman Sachs.

2017

Asian sales office opens

HAMLET PROTEIN opens Asian sales office in Qingdao, China.

2018

INCREASED PRODUCTION CAPACITY USA

Patented production technology introduced in our Findlay facility.

2019

INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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

About HAMLET PROTEIN

Providing the right nutrition in the first life stage determines the overall lifetime performance of the animal. Our 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.