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  • 1989

    First pilot plant trials

    Ole Kaae Hansen initiates the first pilot plant trials for producing specialty soy proteins 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 begins.

  • 2001

    Digestibility improved in new product series

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

  • 2007

    Share majority sold

    Danish private equity fund Polaris acquires the majority of shares. Preparations begin for a generation change at management level.

  • 2011

    New product series 

    HP 800 Booster and HP AviStart are introduced for challenged piglets and broiler chicks, respectively. Both are produced by co-processing soy protein and yeast.

  • 2012

    Production in the USA

    A new production facility opens in Findlay, Ohio, USA.
    HAMLET PROTEIN products are now produced outside Denmark for the first time.

  • 2015

    New owners

    HAMLET PROTEIN is acquired by Altor and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.

  • 2016

    Further expansion

    The third processing line goes into operation at the Findlay plant.

  • 2017

    Asian sales office opens

    HAMLET PROTEIN opens Asian sales office in Qingdao, China.