A water-soluble liquid feed with Medium Chain Fatty Acids was developed by a Japanese company. It is an alternative to solid time consuming feed. Targeting Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, the company hopes to find a relevant distributor with knowledge on obtaining local import permits for this type of products and supporting the Japanese company for gaining an approval or certifications in the EU. A distribution agreement is expected to be achieved.
The Japanese company is a leading manufacturer of chemical products for laundry service industry and garment factories. In 1999, the company advanced into the emerging field of animal nutrition and feed additives with their specialized emulsion technology that they keep on improving through working for the laundry service industry. The company has succeeded to develop a water-soluble liquid feed of MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) for poultry, which is widely effective on various types of pathogenic bacteria and reduces using antibiotics. The liquid feed is unique as feed containing MCFA are only available on a solid compound. All products in the company are developed and manufactured in their own facilities in Japan. That is why the company has been able to supply remarkable products tailored to customer’s needs, which have been well reputed in the market since the company was founded. The company has exported their products to countries all over the world such as Europe, USA, Asia and Middle East. Regarding the water-soluble liquid feed of MCFA, it has been only sold to the Japanese market so far. Now, the company is looking for new distribution markets overseas in particular in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, in order to expand their business globally and is going to offer the water-soluble liquid feed as a solution to restrictions of Antibiotic Growth Promoters (AGPs) in animal feed that have been implemented by many countries in recent years. As the product does not have any approval or certification in the EU yet, the company is seeking for distribution agreement with an experienced partner with broad knowledge on how to obtain local import permits for this type of products. In the recent years, the company received an award from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and local public authorities, for its innovation development and high level of reputation achieved overseas thanks to their made in Japan products.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought:
The potential partner should be: - a distributor or importer or seller in the EU, experienced and with adequate knowledge on animal feed and feed additives, interested in MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) - a company involved in the field of animal husbandry / poultry farming, willing to distribute/sell the Japanese company’s products. - an experienced partner with the broad knowledge on how to obtain local import permits for this type of products and support the Japanese company for gaining an approval or certifications in the EU