About us

D.I.N. - Nutritional Development and Innovation, SA

Our experience, your efficiency

DIN, SA is an acronym for Development and Innovation in Nutrition, a concept that reflects the purpose our team has been pursuing for over 30 years. We develop, manufacture and distribute animal feeds that seek to optimise zootechnical performance and comply with the most demanding quality standards. All our products are controlled and tested in qualified laboratories. We build close relationships with our customers and seek to provide the best technical support.

Our head office, manufacturing plants and Research & Development Laboratory are located in Santa Comba Dão, in the Viseu district. With a strong presence in the Portuguese and international markets, DIN, SA is part of French group CCPA - Conseils et Compétences en Productions Animales since 2016. Specialising in animal health and nutrition, the CCPA Group runs manufacturing plants, laboratories and research centres all over the world. The synergies created have consolidated the strong market position already enjoyed by DIN, SA, having turned the company into a market leader in Portugal.

Our history

Company formation on 19 September.
“A. PRATA Aditivos Alimentares” becomes public limited company “INVE Aditivos Alimentares, S.A.”
Quality system certification by the APCER, in compliance with the NP EN ISO 9002:1995 standard.
Acquisition of the “INVE Aditivos Alimentares, S.A.” group by the MIF group (Manuel Inácio & Filhos). Change of company name to D.I.N Desenvolvimento e Inovação Nutricional, SA.
Quality system adapted to the NP EN ISO 9001:2000 standard and recognised by the APCER.
MIF Group name changed to Montalva Group.
Implementation of the food safety management system, in compliance with the NP EN ISO 22000:2005 standard.
Accreditation of the Research & Development Laboratory by the IPAC, in compliance with the NP EN ISO 17025:2005 standard.
Integration of DIN ,SA in the CCPA GROUP.
The Research & Development Laboratory received the authorisation of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary Medicine for the physical and chemical testing of medicated premixes for veterinary use.
The Research & Development Laboratory completed the process of transition of the NP EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 accreditation and extended the scope of accredited methods.
Completion of the complete feed plant requalification process
Certification of the Food Safety Management System according to NP EN ISO 22000.

What do we do?

We stand out for the wide diversity of products and services we offer. Our focus on research and innovation, our multidisciplinary teams and our modern equipment allow us to develop new solutions, aimed at improving animal health and welfare. We engage in the following activities:

  • Development of our own range of premixes, starter feeds and specialty products for several animal species;
  • Marketing of raw materials for animal nutrition;
  • Feed formulation services and advice concerning livestock farming infrastructures and management;
  • Specialised technical and veterinary services;
  • Laboratory services.

Our values


We focus on innovation to offer unique feeds, advanced technical solutions and customised services, in order to meet the needs of our clients and optimise animal nutrition.


We seek to offer competitive, innovative, integrated solutions and services, such as to ensure client satisfaction and foster success.


We work as a team and ensure the utmost respect for all individuals, animals and the environment, together with our business partners.


We develop effective, profitable technical solutions for our clients and invest in promising business areas.


We employ a team of highly qualified professionals, strongly focused on achieving the best results through their dedication and continuous training.   


We adapt our operations and create working methods aligned with sustainability principles. 

Food Safety and Quality

DIN,SA is an operator in the animal feed sector, and therefore constitutes an element of the food chain. Our commitment is to guarantee the manufacture and placing on the market good and quality animal feed that is safe for the health and well-being of animals, the final consumer and the environment.

Our activity is regulated by national and European Union legal requirements that guarantee the correct execution of procedures at all stages of the process, complying with the provisions that are established at the level of the entire food chain.

In order to officially confirm DIN,SA's commitment to food safety, DIN,SA has undertaken the Certification of the Food Safety Management System. This international recognition of the ability to produce and supply safe food creates a unique safety standard by ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems. This standard brings together transversal requirements at all levels of the organization, such as requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and management (leadership, suppliers, human resources, machinery and equipment, facilities, control of raw materials and final product, internal and external communication, among others).

DIN,SA's Food Safety Management System is continually reviewed, updated and improved so that the involvement of the DIN, SA team is reflected in the continuous evolution of our commitment to the safety and quality of products and services.

Currently, the scope of the Food Safety Management System certification applies to the design and manufacture of premixes, starter foods and specialties. Sale of raw materials for animal feed.
 Additionally, the Quality Management System has been implemented for more than 20 years in accordance with the requirements of the NP EN ISO 9001 reference, being an added value for the planning of key activities.


To consolidate and expand DIN, SA as a reference in the animal feed sector, by implementing strategies that foster sector modernisation and professionalism, underpinned by the continuous training of our team and provision of support to our clients.


To develop the best nutritional and technical solutions and services, based on innovation, research and experience, in order to meet the specific needs of our clients and add value to their business.


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