Darling Ingredients Inc. has acquired Triple-T Foods Arkansas Inc., which includes a wet pet food ingredient operation in Springdale and a cold storage operation in Rogers.
The acquisition expands Darling’s premium protein business for the growing pet food industry, according to an Oct. 5 statement from the Irving, Texas-based company.
”Triple – T Foods is an excellent strategic fit with Darling’s growing specialty pet food ingredient portfolio,” said Randall Stuewe, Darling Ingredients chairman and CEO. “Triple – T has established a long history of providing quality proteins into the high-end pet food markets, and we look forward to building upon that reputation. We expect this acquisition to be accretive immediately and to add customer depth to our other wet pet food operations in Nebraska and Kentucky.”
Triple-T was acquired in June 2017 by Pittsburgh-based Ainsworth Pet Nutrition.
Darling Ingredients is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, with customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. Darling (NYSE: DAR) operates within three industry segments: feed ingredients, food ingredients and fuel ingredients.