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Datacor acquires Cargill’s software company for the animal feed industry

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Datacor, Inc., acquired Format Solutions. The company specializes in the design, authoring and marketing of software for recipe optimization, ingredient allocation, operational efficiency and food and feed formulation solutions for the animal feed, aquafeed, pet food, human food, premix and other industries.

Format Solutions was formed as a Cargill brand after the combination of Feed Management Systems and Format International in late 2015. Format Solutions combines deep expertise in nutrition and formulation, all with a broad global reach, serving customers in nearly 100 countries. Under Cargill’s leadership, Format Solutions software has become the most widely used technology in the animal nutrition and pet food sectors, and is responsible for the manufacturing of more tons of products around the world than any other provider.

“Cargill has signed an agreement to sell its Format Solutions business to Datacor, a company with deep expertise and experience in providing software and services to the process manufacturing industries,” said Scott Ainslie, managing director of Cargill’s digital solutions business. “Through Cargill’s trusted partner relationships, alliances, and global solutions, we are committed to the digital transformation of livestock nutrition and production.” 

“We are pleased to welcome Format Solutions to Datacor,” states Datacor president Tom Jackson. “With the addition of the Format Solutions software products and the team, we are able to add premier capabilities in the animal nutrition and pet food verticals, two substantial segments in the process manufacturing space. We look forward to investing in the Format Solutions software products and providing best-in-class service to the Format customers.”

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