In 1939, following the death of his father Isaac, Daniel married Nina Covo, the daughter of a colleague of Isaac’s. The couple, realizing the threat of the rising Nazi party, made the journey to the United States. It was while in Cuba, awaiting their visas, that Daniel bought an industrial plant in the US, naming it the ‘Danon Company’. Daniel and Nina lived in the US during WWII, leaving their European business in the hands of trusted colleagues.
Returning to Europe in 1947, the couple settled in France. Daniel continued to grow the company. He understood the value of having exceptionally high quality raw products, and in 1965 merged with another dairy company, Gervais. The newly formed business then merged with formidable packaging company BSN in 1972. These strategic mergers ensured the company’s success.
Though no longer involved in the daily running of the business, Daniel continued to innovate, keeping the health principles of his father at the forefront the entire time. He was to contribute to the strategy of the business and its high standards until his death in 2009.