History

Deutsche Vilomix Tierernährung GmbH was founded during the late 1960s as a division of Lohmann Tierernährung in Cuxhaven, Germany. The name VILOMIX is an abbreviation for "Vitamin Lohmann Mix“.

In 1972 Deutsche Vilomix became an independent company and in 1974 its company headquarters were relocated to Neuenkirchen-Oldenburg, i.e. the centre of German livestock production. The corporate concept of the newly established company was to support mixed feed producers located near farms and to act as an expert partner in questions of animal nutrition and mixed-feed manufacturing and to act as a supplier for individual, complete batch premixes. The goal that still captures the centre of our attention today is:
 
         "Innovative feed concepts for the highest possible profitability...“
 
The company continues to develop. Since 1992, Wübbenhorst Tierernährung GmbH in Oldenburg has belonged to the company group. Since1993, the former company Cimbria 
in Hessisch Oldendorf has belonged to the company as a second production location.
 
Another milestone for the future and direction of Deutsche Vilomix was laid in 2011 when 
it opened a new plant and started production in Haldensleben near Magdeburg, Germany. 
It is Europe’s most modern premix and mineral feed plant in Europe. The increasing number of East German customers and growing demand from foreign markets
warranted the choice of this location.

Today we are one of the leading premix and mineral feed producers on the German market. Our customer base consists mainly of mixed feed manufacturers and rural dealers throughout the Federal Republic. Products are increasingly exported to European and non-European countries.
 
Historical milestones
 
1972
Founding of Deutsche Vilomix   
 
1974
Relocation to Neuenkirchen (county of Vechta, region for major livestock farming in Germany)
 
1992
Takeover of Wübbenhorst Animal Nutrition GmbH (Oldenburg) as a 100% subsidiary
                                                                             
1993                                                          
Takeover of Cimbria (Hess. Oldendorf) as the second manufacturing centre
 
1995
ISO 9001 certification
 
1996
GMP certification
 
1997
Warehouse facilities and consignment stock hall expansion by approximately 1000 m²
 
1998
Hess. Oldendorf – new construction of a fully automatic production line incl. filling,
labelling and palletising equipment
 
Vilomix Mikrokomponentendosierung1998
Automation and EDP link-up to the dosage of microcomponents
 
1998
Start-up of the palletising plant operation
 
1999
Completion of a separate plant for bulk production
 
2000
Hess. Oldendorf – building a new warehouse and consignment stock hall
 
2001
Hess. Oldendorf – Automation and EDP link-up to the dosage of microcomponents
 
2001
Certification of the qualitiy management system as to the new DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
 
2002
Certification GMP+; QS; A-Feed and VO (EWG) No. 2092/91
 
2003
Construction of an end-of-line mixer for the manufacture of special blends
 
2004
Recent photographs of the premixes in Neuenkirchen after the expansion and office building modernisation
 
2005
NK - construction of a separate mixing line for blends with anticoccidials
 
2006
HO - expansion by 10 commodities silos
 
2007
Introduction of bar-code-based internal batch tracking
 
2008
HO – construction of a new machine for lick bowl production
 
2009
 
Mid 2009
 
Mid 2010
 
2012
A new automatic bag packaging arrangement was put into operation
 
2013
Installation of a new automated palleting system in NK
 
2014
expansion of the office building (180m2) in NK