HEKTAŞ builds a pet food production facility

HEKTAŞ, an OYAK Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry company, is building a pet food production facility with an annual capacity of 50,000 tons in Balıkesir. HEKTAŞ will complete its facility investment in the second quarter of 2022.

HEKTAŞ, the pioneer of smart agriculture in Turkey, is taking another strategic step for the 1.7 billion Turkish lira pet food market following the significant investments it made in animal health last year. HEKTAŞ has begun efforts to build a pet food production facility on a 40,336 m2 area in Kızıksa village of Manyas in Balıkesir, in line with the company’s growth strategies. The company aims to produce 50,000 tons of pet food annually in the first phase.  

In 2020, HEKTAŞ acquired Arma İlaç, which manufactures veterinary medicinal products to contribute to its global vision and export push in the field of animal husbandry. In addition to animal health, HEKTAŞ continues with significant investments and collaborations in the pet food and pet care products market, increasingly growing both in Turkey and in the world, and has begun efforts for a production facility with an annual capacity of 50 thousand tons in Balıkesir. HEKTAŞ has signed agreements for the machinery, equipment, construction and similar services required for the facility. The company plans to complete the investment in the second quarter of 2022.

Focuses on enriching product portfolio in the veterinary field

HEKTAŞ has accelerated its efforts in the field of animal health by adopting the “Single Health, Single Arma” motto with Arma İlaç and focused on enriching the veterinary medical product portfolio, aiming to offer excellent products to producers at more affordable prices. Currently, HEKTAŞ operates the innovative and state-of-the-art veterinary pharmaceutical product manufacturing facility in four different production lines with an annual production capacity of 11 million boxes. The company aims to contribute to Turkey’s self-sufficiency vision and increase its share in domestic and international markets with its rich product portfolio in animal health.

HEKTAŞ produces more than 350 plant protection, plant nutrition, seeds, animal health and pet food products suitable for Turkey’s ecological structure and product diversity. It continues to offer products that respect people, the environment and nature, and comply with sustainable agricultural practices, in line with producers’ needs and expectations while developing its product range with a long-standing history and experience.