English region: Europe (language: English)

2012-02-22

Mustad consolidates its hoof nail production in Sweden and Colombia

Additional focus on innovation and customer service

Today Mustad, the world leader in hoofcare products, including horseshoes and nails, announced the consolidation of its global hoof nail production in Mustadfors (Sweden) and Emcoclavos (Colombia). The closure of the Capewell production facilities in Bloomfield has been announced on Feb 21st, 2012.

“We are continuously looking for ways to improve our production, distribution and customer service,” says Hans Mustad, CEO of the firm. “After a careful and thorough evaluation process we have decided to close the nail production at Capewell and move the entire Capewell production to Mustadfors, Sweden. “

In Bloomfield a total number of 26 employees are affected by the closure. “All agreements with our staff are made in the spirit of Mustad´s values as a family company, with a 180-year tradition in social responsibility,” confirms Hans Mustad. The North American sales and customer teams are not affected and remain unchanged.

“With the focus on two state-of-the-art production facilities in Sweden and Colombia we are in a position to further improve the quality of our products, utilize innovations and manage even better supply as well as customer service,” continues Hans Mustad

“We are very grateful to the Bloomfield employees for their dedication and craftsmanship in producing Capewell horsenails. Their efforts have been instrumental towards maintaining Capewell's 131-year reputation for exceptional quality with suppliers and customers from around the world. We will continue that positive legacy as we transition to the next phase of Capewell's future” confirms Petter Binde, Mustad’s Sales & Marketing CEO.

The Capewell brand will remain unchanged and continues to be an integral part of Mustad´s market leading, global product offering.

For further information, please call Luca Bertolino on +41789061197 or email lucabertolino@mustad.com

About the Mustad Hoofcare Group

With local presence in all the major markets, the Mustad Hoofcare Group is the world’s largest manufacturer and seller of hoofcare products, serving the needs of farriers, horse owners and veterinarians. It has been active in the hoofcare market for over 175 years. Its products include horseshoe nails, horseshoes, horserasps, farrier tools, vitamin and mineral supplements, and specialty products for the care of horse’s hooves.