1 February 2024

Vafo Group takes over pet food manufacturer Dagsmark Petfood

The Vafo Group, headed by Czech billionaire Pavel Bouška, has successfully acquired the Finnish feed manufacturer Dagsmark Petfood. With this strategic move, Vafo Group has become a leading player in the Nordic pet food market.


Vafo's subsidiary, Vafo Prima Pet Premium, which operates under the name Vafo Finland, opened a state-of-the-art dry food production plant last year, investing approximately CZK 500 million. Headquartered in the Czech Republic, the Vafo Group now boasts more than 1,000 employees, approximately half of whom work in the Czech Republic. Domestically, the Group has five production plants and internationally, in addition to its Finnish operations, it has factories in Poland and Estonia. Moreover, the Vafo Group has established sales organisations in key markets such as Germany, Sweden and England.

Vafo Group's profit increased year-on-year to CZK 439 million. Net sales amounted to CZK 8.7 billion, while in 2021 they were approximately CZK 400 million lower. The company specialises in dry and wet foods, treats and supplements for dogs, cats and small animals and exports its diverse range to more than 85 countries worldwide.