Novus International
About Novus
Part: 01
Collaboration
Part: 02
Community
Part: 03
About this Report
Part: 04

The Business of Novus

Novus International, Inc. is a provider of health and nutrition solutions for livestock, pets and people. Novus is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA and employs more than 800 people in the U.S. and other countries, serving more than 2,500 customers worldwide in over 95 countries. Novus has facilities including corporate offices, research and development laboratories, manufacturing operations and consultant offices in more than 45 countries. Working from a strong base of scientific understanding and technological innovation, Novus has brought to market more than 100 new products over the past decade.

the business of novus

Novus was founded in 1991, following origins dating back to the 1950s when the Monsanto Company launched a Feed Ingredients Division, focusing on feed additive production. In 1991, Monsanto sold this division to Mitsui & Co., Ltd., (65%) and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., (35%), who supported a strategy of sustainable health through nutrition as the core focus for their newly acquired company. Today, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc., and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., are the sole owners of Novus.

Novus health and nutrition solutions include feed supplements, nutritional feed acids, preservative pre- mixtures, health control solutions for livestock, organic trace minerals, feed preservatives, aquaculture feed additives, a range of nutritious feed ingredients and many other specialty ingredients which are vital to the health, comfort, longevity and productive ability of animals. Novus Pet Nutrition serves pet food manufacturers and supply chain ingredient suppliers to the pet food industry, targeted at animal health solutions including improving gut health and reducing oxidative stress. Arenus is a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC that focuses on developing performance products for the equine and companion animal markets. Stratum Nutrition also is a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC and focuses on improving the quality of life through food and supplement innovation for people. Stratum Nutrition offers a portfolio of safe and reliable specialty and functional ingredients for dietary supplements, foods and beverages.

Novus is continuously developing new ways to advance our mission of “making a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global need for nutrition and health.” Each year brings new opportunities and new challenges. 2011 was another active year, during which Novus collaborated to accomplish several new developments which advanced Novus’s capabilities, community reach and Novus’s positive impact on global food and nutritional security.

Reorganization with a Customer Orientation

During 2011, Novus completed an extensive reorganization of the company structure following a full analysis of roles and process throughout the business. The new organization strategically positions Novus to execute the company’s longterm objectives with greater agility and focus. At the heart of the new structure are three new Business Units with profit responsibility for (1) Livestock Business Solutions and Technology and Novus Nutrition Brands, (2) Methionine Business Division and (3) Global Animal Nutrition Solutions. The alignment of business operations behind focused leadership, with technology, production and product management all driven to identify and respond to customer needs, is a powerful platform to support future, sustainable growth.

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