Since the 1990s, the Davalo family has devoted itself to the wellbeing of pets.
From farm to small industry
Producer and manufacturer of pet food, Hami Form has become a reference in France and abroad. Founded by Emile Davalo and his two sons, Laurent and Philippe, the company’s philosophy is based on family values, respect, exchange and innovation.
In the 1970s, Emile Davalo was a farmer in Ploërmel. He created his farm on the site of Le Closeau from scratch and specialized in pig farming. Pioneer that he is, he aimed to acquire his independence and autonomy to run his business.
Because of the rising price of raw materials, Emile Davalo was no longer sure of the quality of the food he could buy, and began to grow and make food for his animals himself. Self-educated and ambitious, he learned English by going to England to sell his products.
During their studies in biology and commerce, Laurent and Philippe were passionate about animals, the famous exotic pets. Emile offered to provide his sons with one of the farm buildings to raise small animals, to produce their own food and to sell their products locally.
In the early 1990s, speciality stores were opening up one after the other, and the market was just beginning to take off. Laurent and Philippe Davalo returned from their studies and embarked on the adventure of the family business. They immediately started with food for rodents. From these first test products Hami Form was born in 1995.
Food, hygiene and health
Since then, the company has been developing and innovating each year in new products that are complementary to food, hygiene and care. The research and development department works with one ambition: to improve the wellbeing of the animal. “The philosophy of the company is to use what nature offers us and transform it as simply as it is,” say Laurent and Philippe Davalo.
Looking to the future
The creation of the dog and cat division enabled Hami Form to develop further. In this new department, there are many original products: the new brand Anju Beauté, which creates cosmetics for cats and dogs, and sweets that look like fine pastry: macarons, cookies and dog biscuits whose recipes have been devised with a famous star chef.
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