A healthy business starts with healthy animals

Many things have changed over time in our company, but one thing will never change, our core belief that everything starts with the state of health of young farm animals – and thus the feed of young animals. Healthy young animals result in a “healthy” business for the farmer, the consumer, and society.

Today we partner with feed mills, integrators, and farmers to provide a clean and effective nutrition for young animals. Our efforts to support a sustainable future has led us to participate in several research projects and be an active member of different agricultural organizations with a common purpose to make sure that consumers can buy a product they can feel good about.

Hamlet Protein helps you stay one step ahead

What you expect - we deliver

  • Performance
  • Health
  • Sustainability


Management Team

Erik Visser


Phone: +45 75 63 10 20

Email: ceo@hamletprotein.com

Jan Kamphof

Regional Director

Phone: +31 65 23 48 718

Email: jka@hamletprotein.com

Lisa Nielsen

Marketing Director

Phone: +45 76 25 56 13

Email: lni@hamletprotein.com

René Gjerding


Phone: + 45 76 25 56 76

Email: reg@hamletprotein.com


Kjeld Johannesen

Chairman of the board

Søren Johansen

Vice Chairman, Altor Funds

Sarah Vawda

Strategic Adviser and Consultant

Adam Dawson

Board member

We make a difference

Minimizing the environmental impact of our operations has been our top priority ever since we started producing more than 25 years ago. We consistently invest in production efficiency, to reduce the use of natural resources.

Today, steam is the sole emission from our plants in Denmark and the USA. Through a unique public-private cooperation, excess heat from our production process is reutilized to heat more than 3,000 homes in Horsens.

Goldman Sachs

Altor is a family of private equity funds focused on investing in and developing medium sized companies with a Nordic origin. Since 2015 Hamlet Protein has been jointly ownedby Goldman Sachs and Altor Funds.

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Altor Funds

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Since 2015 Hamlet Protein has been jointly ownedby Goldman Sachs and Altor Funds.

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History of Hamlet Protein​

Hamlet Protein has been a pioneer in vegetable soy protein ingredients ever since it entered the market in 1989. Building on a strong Danish heritage, Hamlet Protein has gradually expanded across the world. The company continues to invest in people, research and supply chain, to maintain its’ leading position in young animal nutrition.


pilot plant

Construction of pilot plant for the production of soy protein specialty ingredients in Horsens, Denmark.


Launch of flagship products

HP 100 and HP 300 are launched for calf milk replacers and piglet weaning feed, respectively.


Launch of first non-GMO products

Production of the first non-GMO products starts in Horsens, Denmark.



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


Share majority sold

Danish private equity fund Polaris acquires majority stake in Hamlet Protein.


New product series

HP 800 Booster and HP AviStart are introduced for challenged piglets and broiler chicks.


Production in the USA

A new production facility opens in Findlay, Ohio, USA. Our products are now produced outside Denmark.


New owners

HAMLET PROTEIN is acquired by Altor and Goldman Sachs.


Asian sales office opens

HAMLET PROTEIN opens Asian sales office in Qingdao, China.



Patented production technology introduced in our Findlay facility.



Heat pumping facility in Horsens uses excess heat to warm 3,200 local homes.


Providing the right nutrition in the first life stage determines the overall lifetime performance of the animal. Our soy-based specialty ingredients improve health, welfare and performance of young animals. That is how we deliver a strong return on investment to producers around the world.