Alltech, a biotechnology company, has bought the Norwegian companies Produs AS and Produs Aqua AS, making them the company's ninth and 10th acquisitions.
The acquisitions will expand Nicholasville-base Alltech's European operations, the company said in a news release Wednesday.
Produs AS and Produs Aqua AS are family-owned businesses in the Norwegian agriculture and aqua industries. The acquisitions will allow Alltech to deliver the latest nutritional technologies to Norwegian producers in those areas, the news release said.
"Although our business operates in 128 countries, Norway holds a very special place for Alltech and for me personally. Norway reminds me a lot of Ireland in terms of its scenic landscape and its agricultural focus," said Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech.