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Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Grows to Represent 56 Percent of Global Industry Sales

New survey reveals increased corporate presence in KC region

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor has released new evidence of the global impact of the KC region's animal health industry concentration. Companies with a strategic location in the KC Animal Health Corridor now represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor logo

The new evidence results from a recent asset survey, unveiled to 850 animal health industry leaders attending tonight's 9th Annual KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming.

"This latest survey is a powerful endorsement of nearly a decade of cooperation, teamwork and strategic focus that has driven the activities of the KC Animal Health Corridor effort since 2006," said Scott Bormann, Corridor Advisory Board chair and vice president of U.S. operations for Merck Animal Health.

Organic industry growth resulting from mergers/acquisitions and corporate expansions within the Corridor have contributed to the KC region's growing industry concentration. In addition, strategic outreach by the Kansas City Area Development Council to recruit new animal health companies to the region continues to be successful.

"We are so proud of the regional partnership that exists among the economic development, civic, corporate, academic and governmental leadership in the KC Animal Health Corridor," said Kimberly Young, vice president of bioscience development at the Kansas City Area Development Council. "We are widely recognized as the strongest and most admired team in the global animal health industry."

Since the KC Animal Health Corridor launched in 2006, 31 animal health companies have located in the KC Animal Health Corridor. These companies have pledged to create 1,368 new jobs resulting in $78.6 million in new payroll. They have made a total $872.5 million capital investment, occupying 1,054,138 million sq. ft. of new space.

A stable base of animal health companies with a U.S. headquarters in the KC Animal Health Corridor has provided a strong foundation for new industry growth. Companies with a U.S. headquarters located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor now represent 29 percent of the worldwide sales of animal health products and diagnostics.

The 2014 KC Animal Health Corridor Asset Survey was conducted and analyzed by Axxiom Consulting.

About the KC Animal Health Corridor
The KC Animal Health Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world. For more information, visit KCanimalhealth.com.

Overview – 2014 KC Animal Health Corridor Asset Survey

Global

  • Companies with a U.S. headquarters located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 29 percent of the worldwide sales of animal health products and diagnostics, which represents just over $7.1 billion. (Total Global Sales = $25.2 billion)
  • Companies with a business location within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 75 percent of the worldwide sales of animal health products and diagnostics, which represents just over $19 billion. (Total Global Sales = $25.2 billion)
  • Companies with a business location within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represents 49 percent of global pet food sales, which represents a total of $30.6 billion in sales. (Total Global Sales = $63 billion)
  • Companies with a business location within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 56 percent of the total animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales which totals almost $50 billion in sales. (Total Global Sales = $88.2 billion)

US

  • Companies with a U.S. headquarters located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 23 percent, or $2.1 billion of total U.S. Animal Health and Diagnostic Sales. (Total U.S. Sales = $9 billion)
  • Companies located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 82 percent, or $7.4 billion of total U.S. Animal Health and Diagnostic Sales. (Total U.S. Sales = $9 billion)
  • Companies located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 61 percent, or just over $14 billion of the total pet food sold in the U.S. (Total U.S. Sales = $23 billion)
  • Companies located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor represent 67 percent of the total animal health, diagnostics and pet food sold in the U.S. which totals $21.5 billion in sales. (Total U.S. Sales = $32 billion)
  • There are four (4) distributor buying groups located in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor which represent approximately 50 U.S. Animal Health distributors.
  • Out of the top three (3) U.S. Animal Health distributors, two organizations, MWI Vet and Animal Health International, have logistic and warehousing services located in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.

Industry Leaders Located in the Corridor

8 of the 10 largest global animal health companies: 

  • Zoetis
  • Merck
  • Merial
  • Elanco
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Ceva
  • Idexx Labs

4 of the 5 largest global pet food companies:

  • Nestle
  • Mars
  • Hill's
  • Del Monte

3 of the 5 largest global generics manufacturers:

  • Bayer (Teva)
  • Norbrook
  • Sparhawk

2 of the 4 largest U.S. distributors:

  • MWI
  • AHII (Aspen)

All of the U.S. distributor buying groups:

  • Vedco
  • Agrilabs
  • Durvet
  • Clipper

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SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council

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