Chr. Olesen was founded in 1885, in Denmark, by Mads Chr. Olesen. The company started as a small family-run grocery and goods store. It soon developed into a local grain and feed supplier, providing local farmers with seeds for their farms. In 1992 Mads C. Olesen, the fourth generation, transformed Chr. Olesen into the distribution of feed ingredients. Why? – because “The one who realises the changes of society and adapts, survives” (Mads Chr. Olesen, 1992).
How did it start?
What are we doing today?
Today, our feed division distributes high-quality vitamins, amino acids, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants to animal feed producers and pre-mixers worldwide. We have offices in Europe, the USA, Brazil and Mexico to serve the local needs of our customers. Our well-established logistics network enables us to efficiently warehouse and transport the requested products to our customers throughout different countries.
Looking into the future
In 2022 the fifth generation, Christian Dam Olesen, joined the Chr. Olesen Group and is working with business development within the feed business.
As in the previous generations, the 5th generation intends to invest in innovation, quality, and customer service, to continue the path of development for the next generations.
Europe & USA
- Chr. Olesen started distributing ingredients to the Feed industry in 1992.
- Today the Feed ingredients business in Europe and the USA is headed by Dirk Theissen, Germany.
- Chr. Olesen has been active in Brazil and Mexico with Feed additives and ingredients since 2012. The company started with just one local Chr. Olesen Partner colleague, Gustavo Penz, who is now heading the Feed business in Latin America and Mexico. Today the 2nd biggest office in the Chr. Olesen group is in Campinas, Brazil.
- The Feed Business in Brazil and Mexico is closely connected to our important partnership with Zhejiang NHU, China, with whom Chr. Olesen has established local joint ventures to strengthen the distribution of NHU products.
The Chr. Olesen feed division specializes in distributing high-quality vitamins, amino acids, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants to animal feed producers and pre-mixers worldwide. We source our products from reliable suppliers, ensuring that they are of the highest quality and meet industry standards.
Vitamin B1 (Monohydrate & HCl)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin & Nicotinamide)
Vitamin B5 (D-Calpan)
Vitamin B7 (Biotin Pure & Biotin 2 %)
Vitamin B9 ( Folic Acid )
Vitamin B12 (1 % & 0,1 %)
Vitamin C (99 %, 97 % & 35 %)
Vitamin E (50 % & 95 %)
Vitamin K 3 (MNB & MSB)
In Chr. Olesen, we are committed to providing the highest quality products to our customers, and we ensure this through our quality management system. Our QA department and functions ensure on a daily basis that the products we distribute meet both the statutory and regulatory quality requirements while also balancing the needs and expectations of our customers.
Our Quality Policy
The Quality Policy of Chr. Olesen Group sets forth the principles for upholding the utmost standards of quality and safety in every facet of our business activities.
Quality Management System
We have a well-implemented quality management system.This system ensures that we work with carefully selected high-quality products, follow strict handling and distribution processes, conduct regular quality checks and testing, train our people and continuously monitor and improve our processes.
DS/EN ISO 9001:2015
By adhering to DS/EN ISO 9001:2015, we ensure that Feed ingredients distributed by us comply with the highest safety and quality standards. To meet the certification standards, we control our products, our transportation and warehousing, and we train our personnel. Our entities, Chr. Olesen A/S in Denmark, Chr. Olesen GmbH in Germany, and Chr. Olesen SA in Belgium, are certified according to DS/EN ISO 9001:2015 standards. However, the processes and principles are implemented throughout the entire group of Chr. Olesen entities within Europe and the USA.
By adhering to FAMI-QS, we ensure that our feed ingredients are produced in compliance with the highest safety and quality standards. Additionally, FAMI-QS provides our customers with a guarantee of traceability and transparency, so they can have confidence in the safety and quality of the products they receive from us. Our entities, Chr. Olesen A/S in Denmark, Chr. Olesen GmbH in Germany, and Chr. Olesen SA in Belgium, are certified according to FAMI-QS standards. However, the processes and principles are implemented throughout the entire group of Chr. Olesen entities within Europe and the USA.
Chr. Olesen S.A. is certified according to FCA Ovocom standards for trade in feed materials.
For any non-conforming products, the following report and registration can be used.
We are committed to continuously improving our product knowledge and processes through training and education.
Chr. Olesen’s self-service platform allows you, as a customer, to obtain a thorough overview of your current orders with Chr. Olesen. It allows you to keep track of your balance, provides easy access to invoices, and enables you to view your open orders.
You are welcome to reach out to our Feed team. Whether you have questions about our products, an order, or a delivery, or simply want to learn more about our services, we’re here to assist you.