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MILESTONES OF OUR COMPANY HISTORY

  • 1958

    Reopening of the bakery after captivity by Fritz Quirmbach at Wernerstrasse 25 in Bocholt.

  • 1966

    Expansion of the bakery with the production of animal feed from baked goods for bird husbandry under the “QUIKO” brand (QUIrmbach’s KOnditionsfutter)

    1966

  • 1978

    Closure of the bakery and foundation of Quiko GmbH by Friedel Quirmbach / focus on the production of feed for ornamental birds and carrier pigeons

  • 1984

    Erich Peters joins Quiko GmbH as a partner.

    1984

  • 1990

    Relocation of the company headquarters to Franzstrasse in Bocholt with an area of more than 10,000m² in order to meet the increasing demand for production and storage capacities

  • 1994

    Erich Peters changes from the pharmaceutical company Parke Davis to Quiko GmbH as sales manager and at the same time brings in the exclusive distribution rights of the brands ARDAP, VITACOMBEX, CANOSEPT, etc., which are established in the pet segment.

    1994

  • 1995

    Erich Peters is appointed managing director of Quiko GmbH

  • 1998

    The bird breeder brand “QUIKO” is developing into one of the most famous bird feed brands worldwide

    1998

  • 2002

    Quiko GmbH acquires the brand and recipes of the “ARDAP” pest line from pharmaceutical manufacturer Fort Dodge

  • 2004

    Extension of the trademark rights of the “ARDAP” brand to all of Europe

    2004

  • 2006

    Quiko GmbH acquires the brand and formula “VITACOMBEX” from the pharmaceutical manufacturer Parke-Davis

  • 2010

    Eric Peters, the son of Erich Peters, joins Quiko GmbH after successfully completing his studies and doing internships abroad

    2010

  • 2014

    Acquisition of the brand and formulation of the dog care product “CANOSEPT” from the pharmaceutical manufacturer Bode Chemie

  • 2014

    Extension of the ARDAP product family in 3 different categories:
    – Use on animals
    – Application in the animal environment
    – Use in the home and garden

    2014

  • 2015

    New development of products for the relaxation and well-being of cats under the brand “FELISEPT”

  • 2017

    Extension of the CANOSEPT grooming line for dogs

    2017

  • 2019

    Renaming of QUIKO GmbH pet products to Ardap Care GmbH as the new umbrella organization for the brands Ardap, Quiko, Canosept, Felisept, Vitacombex, etc.

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