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The Mustad Hoofcare and Delta Horseshoe families are joining forces to create an integrated team dedicated to the hoof-care industry and to the welfare of the horse.
Owned by its founding family since 1832, Mustad brings more than 175 years of manufacturing expertise to the newly combined entity with its purchase of the Delta operation. Under the direction of the van der Linden family in northern California, Delta has a 25-year track record of distribution and brand-building proficiency.
“We’ve long admired Delta and their reputation for being extremely close to the customer in everything they do, so it’s a great combination for us,” says Carlos Xifra, president of Mustad Hoofcare Center.
“We are extremely excited to join forces with the world’s leading manufacturer of farrier-related products,” adds Remco van der Linden, president of Delta Horseshoe Co. “There is no doubt that our customers will benefit greatly from the added value created by the combined strengths of the two organizations.”
Both leaders expect to offer increased value to customers and to the hoof-care market, including a broader mix of products from a single source and simpler, faster delivery coast to coast.
There are no immediate changes to personnel or procedures at either company. On Jan. 1, the Mustad Hoofcare Center and Delta Horseshoe Co. will be officially combined into a single operating entity. At that time, more details will be shared about the new organization, including how customers will benefit from expected operating efficiencies and synergies.
Both leaders will take on…