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The company Canina now has at least 35 over years of corporate history. The founding was in 1984 through the industrial clerk and former CEO Ingrid Spanke in Hamm.

As early as 1986 Mrs. Spanke could no longer own the business deal and her husband Manfred Spanke entered for sales in the company. Canina was then the first company in general, the supplementary feed was offered through the pharmacy. The demand began to rise sharply, so that the beginning of 1989 a warehouse and packing area had to be hired and the first employee was terminated.

The end of 1989, the sole proprietorship "Canina" in the "Canina pharma GmbH" renamed. In the same year it was the first foreign distribution partner in Austria (Canina Austria) and in Eastern Europe. The increased presence in the pet shops, at fairs and exhibitions with the acquaintance level increased, the need for additional staff for the office and field staff.

After they had fulfilled the appropriate conditions, the NRW State Canina issued at the beginning of the year 1992, the manufacturer's approval. That same year, the building of the current headquarters was rented (bought 2004) and a subsidiary company named "Canina pharma GmbH & Co.KG" founded, which are specifi cally (with the distribution of veterinary drugs exclusively to veterinarians and pharmacies) tackled. A veterinarian was recruited for the product development, product consulting, employee and customer training at home and abroad is responsible. Under the trademark "Original Canidos" was 1999, a product line exclusively for the veterinary practice introduced. The contract for the exclusive nationwide, the company was "Heiland Vet", today "Henry Schein Vet.", headquarters in Hamburg.

Since 2001, Canina is a recognized training organization. In the same year they received the award "ÖKOPROFIT" company Hamm. The "Ecological Project for Integrated Environmental Technology" had reduced the goal by the improvement of environmental costs. Competent with external support were developed and implemented over a period of 12 months of practical measures to alleviate environmental.

A new building was completed in January 2008 and thus widened offi ce, warehouse and production facilities by a total of approximately 1500 sqm. The still available premises allows a further expansion by a good 1,000 sqm, which was started in 2015 and completed in February 2016.

Meanwhile, the successor of the family business is secured. Son Tim Spanke, a degree in Business Law, took over in May 2009 the management.

To this day, has Canina continuously, so that now over 40 employees to ensure that the full range of products over 240 items will be placed on almost 3000 German pet shops, animal healing practices, dog grooming salons and in another approx. 50 countries around the world. In almost all of Europe, China, Singapore, Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Canina article can be found on the shelves of the local retailing. The largest parrot breeding farm located in the Philippines, also applies to vitamin and mineral mixtures of Canina. Moreover Canina manufactures its products for many well-known domestic and foreign companies under their own label.

The following trademarks are registered worldwide Canina®: CANINA®, PETVITAL®, CANIDOS®, CADOC®, CAPH®, CAPHA®, EQUOLYT® und MESOFLEX®

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