SAN Group acquires AniCon Labor GmbH

17. June 2021

one of the leading producers of autogenous vaccines in Europe

SAN Group acquires the German company AniCon Labor GmbH situated in Hoeltinghausen, Lower Saxony, and with it expands its portfolio with autogenous vaccines and veterinary diagnostics.

Solutions for veterinary diagnostics, production of livestock-specific vaccines and food safety.   


Acquiring the German producer AniCon Labor GmbH marks another milestone in the growth strategy of SAN Group. The provider of veterinary diagnostics, livestock-specific vaccines for farm animals and food safety, located in Hoeltinghausen, Lower Saxony, was founded in 2005 as a service laboratory, and employs about 220 staff members. AniCon is one of the leading producers on the European market, and is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art lab center and comprehensive expertise in the species of poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, goats, and fish. Klaus-Peter Behr, the present owner of AniCon, will remain in the company as its CEO and will continue to work for SAN Group.

Erich Erber, founder and president of SAN Group, is happy to welcome AniCon into his group: “AniCon is best-in-class in its field, and the perfect addition to our SAN Group portfolio. This combined strength makes SAN Group into a globally important provider of veterinary diagnostics and autogenous vaccines.”

Klaus-Peter Behr, AniCon Labor GmbH CEO: “AniCon and SAN Group work in similar ways in terms of company culture and also regarding vision. With SAN Group’s distribution network and its strong financial background, together with AniCon’s know-how, we are prepared for joint growth and global expansion. The most recent spreads of epizootic diseases and human pandemics have shown how important diagnostics and immunization in farm animals are.”

Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. This acquisition will have no impact whatsoever on the service that AniCon customers are accustomed to.

© Lydia Baitinger | AniCon | SAN Group
© Lydia Baitinger | AniCon | SAN Group