Successful Feed Mills Celebrate Their 20th Company Anniversary

BESTMIX Tierernährung GmbH, former "Prämix Futtermittel", celebrated their 20th anniversary in the Orangery of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, on June 29, 2005.

With the foundation of Prämix Futtermittel Ges. m. b. H. & Co KG in 1985 (BESTMIX Tierernährung GmbH since 2000) the success story of a unique association of companies started. The fusion of eight Austrian feed mills (E. u. M. Bamberger OHG, Behamberg near Steyr; J. u. H. Bamberger Ges. m. b. H., Prinzersdorf; Ignaz Göweil Ges. m. b. H. & Co KG, Engerwitzdorf near Gallneukirchen; M. Hofer KG, Eggendorf; Herbert Lugitsch & Söhne Ges. m. b. H., Gniebing near Feldbach; Siglmühle, Felix Wallner, Seekirchen; Uitz-Mühle Ges. m. b. H., Knittelfeld; Vorarlberger Mühlen und Mischfutterwerke Ges. m. b. H., Dornbirn) was arranged to roll out business subareas, thus decreasing costs and increasing efficiency and purchase power of each single partner.

Following this success formula, the company gained impressing business growth during the last twenty years. In the beginning, the BESTMIX Group's share of the Austrian commercial and industrial compound feed market was less 10 %. This share was increased to more than 20 % in 2004. The first complete business year of BESTMIX Tierernährung was 1986. Up till 2004 the company succeeded in enhancing the annual turnover by 218 %. Considering that the traded feed and feed additives in this period reduced in price by approximately 20 %, an actual turnover enhancement of more than 260 % was achieved.