Maaborot Products: A look back

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Generations of innovation & dedication

Renowned for its high quality innovative products, Maaborot Products is dedicated to continual growth and development based on decades of experience and long-term business partnerships.  

  • Milk Substitutes

    Founded in 1963. Established in order to produce milk substitutes for calves in partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals under the name ‘Asia Maabarot’ (which was renamed to “Halavit”).

  • Pet Nutrition

    Put itself firmly on the pet nutrition map with Biopet and today’s now widely renowned dog food brand ‘Bonzo’; THE healthy dry dog food in Israel.

  • Established Materna Industries

    Built an innovative facility designed to utilize ‘spray-drying’ technology for the production of next-generation baby formulas and powders for the food industry under the leading brand name ‘Materna’.

  • IPO

    1993: Listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

  • Nutritional Supplements

    Entered vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplement market. Purchased Altman and Ta’am Teva companies. Merged both companies into Ta’am-Teva Altman. The company is now known as Altman Health of which Maaborot Products holds an 80% stake.

  • Acquired Anlit

    the group acquired Anlit, manufacturer of advanced nutritional supplements and vitamins for children.

    Acquired Shiff & Ribowsky

    Biopet acquired Shiff & Ribowsky, a manufacturer, importer and marketer of pet products.


  • Partnership with Nestle

    Sold 51 % of Materna to Osem-Nestle and established a cooperative venture between the two companies called ‘Materna Industries’.

  • Biopet acquired Kuzey Pet

    Acquired 70% of Kuzey Pet, an importer, marketer and distributer of Nestle pet nutrition to Istanbul and Anatalya.

    Acquired Laboratoria Natury

    Acquired a company dedicated to developing and manufacturing VMS in Poland

  • investment in Algaia

    As part of Maabarot’s evolution in the VMS market, Maabarot expanded its presence to the natural marine seaweed ingredient market through an investment in Algaia (40% stake), a French based Algae company.

    Exercised an option to sell stake in Materna

    Maabarot exercised an option to sell its remaining 49% stake in Materna to Osem and Nestle.