Welcome Baader as new DPC memebr!
BAADER is the global partner for food-processing solutions with over 100 years’ experience. The company designs and engineers innovative solutions that ensure safe, efficient and sustainable food processing in all phases, from the handling of live protein materials to the finished food products.
Passing away Jan Hulzebosch
This week we were shocked by the sudden death of our relationship manager Jan Hulzebosch. Since October 2017, Jan has maintained contacts between DPC, its members and external relations. We look back on that with great appreciation and we will miss Jan very much. If you wish to offer condolences to Jan's family and to be there at his farewell, you will find all the additional information via the link below. Rest in peace, dear Jan 💔
Invitation Market café Foodmate 27 September 2023
We will be guests at Foodmate in Numansdorp on September 27, 2023. You are very welcome to join us! Foodmate is an international company specialized in the automation of poultry processing. They have developed innovative technical solutions. Their machines contribute to optimal processing and save costs and labour.
Vencomatic Group and Orbem announce a strategic partnership for in ovo sexing of poultry eggs
Vencomatic Group (VMG), 31 May 2022, a family-owned supplier of innovative solutions for the international poultry industry, and Orbem, a leading deep-tech imaging and AI technology company, today announced a broad and long-term partnership to jointly market and provide the “Genus Focus” fully automated end-to-end system. The Genus Focus is an MRI-based high throughput non-invasive solution for in ovo sexing of poultry eggs of any breed.
SFR announces appointment of new director
Schothorst Feed Research (SFR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Kamphof as its new Director. As of 1 September, he will succeed Lieuwe Roosenschoon, who has indicated that he wants to retire after more than eight years in charge of SFR.
With Jan Kamphof (1964), SFR appoints an experienced manager with a passion for animal feed. Jan was born on a dairy farm and graduated in Zootechnics at the Agricultural University in Wageningen. During his career he gained international experience in sales, product development and business development at leading companies such as Cargill, DuPont de Neymours and ED&F Man.
GI-OVO opens its first U.S. office location
GI-OVO has announced plans to open its first U.S. office location on January 1st, 2024.
The Netherlands-based company is already producing its products in the U.S., however, the new office location will provide an opportunity for GI-OVO to become better established in the country and provide sales support.
Warm welcome to our new member ONCE
ONCE is part of Signify – formerly known as Philips lighting. ONCE has a deep understanding of lighting for animals based on years of rigorous research and development, intense collaboration with leading research institutes, and close cooperation with valued customers. ONCE offers best-in-class lighting solutions, with scientifically proven light recipes that mimic the quality and dynamic patterns of natural daylight.
Save the date: Marketcafé Foodmate 27 September 2023
We are happy to announce that the next Marketcafé will take place on 27 September 2023. We will visit the DPC member company Foodmate. Originally we were going to visit Foodmate in 2020, but unfortunately that had to be canceled due to corona regulations. We look forward to this meeting now where the Foodmate team will show us their beautiful new company plant! The official invitation will follow after the summer holidays. We hope to see you all in September during this interesting event!
For more informatation about Foodmate you can visit the company website: www.foodmate.nl
Sanovo: Best Managed Companies Winner 2023
by Sanovo group
We are, for the third time, among the 16 Danish winners of the Best Managed Companies 2023 - a global development program driven by Deloitte.
We are proud to once again receive this business award, which honors Denmark's best-managed companies that continue to achieve significant results through good strategic craftsmanship and solid execution capabilities.
HatchTech partners with HHC Technoluxe to strengthen its position in the Philippines
HatchTech has signed an agreement with HHC Technoluxe, who will represent the company in the Philippine market with immediate effect. As a local HatchTech representative, HHC Technoluxe will help to strengthen the company’s market position throughout the Philippines, while also providing on-the-ground support in terms of servicing and spare parts.
ABIOVE new partner for GMP+ International
GMP+ International focuses on the importance of feed safety in the entire feed supply chain. ABIOVE and GMP+ International will work hand in hand in promoting feed safety and increasing knowledge for their members.
The Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE) represents companies in Brazil producing bran, vegetable oils and biodiesel. The association cooperates in the execution of sector policies, promotes sustainability programmes and generates statistics used in sectoral studies.
Marel acquires E+V Technology, global provider of vision systems for the meat and poultry food processing industries
Marel is pleased to announce it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire 100% of operating assets related to E+V Technology, a global provider of advanced vision systems for the meat and poultry industries. Under this agreement, Marel has acquired E+V Technology's assets related to their vision equipment and software product portfolio, including carcass- and ribeye-grading and classification, which are highly complementary to Marel's existing solutions.
ForFarmers announces changes in Executive Board
The supervisory board of ForFarmers announces that Theo Spierings has to resign from his position as CEO due to health reasons and personal circumstances. Mr. Spierings has consequently decided to terminate his one-year contract prematurely. The supervisory board has appointed co-director Pieter Wolleswinkel as CEO of ForFarmers, effective from 3 April 2023.
Royal Pas Reform: new state-of-the-art hatchery for Bingo in Bosnia
Bingo, Bosnia’s largest supermarket chain, has launched a new, state-of-the-art layer hatchery near the northeastern town of Kalesija.
The installation by Royal Pas Reform, in cooperation with Mrs. Biljana Tomic from its long-term Balkan agent, Iradia, features SmartPro™ single-stage incubation. This includes 12 SmartSetPro™ setters, 8 SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, hatchery automation and HVAC. Bingo aims to produce 2.4 million laying hens per year.
Greek poultry giant, Nitsiakos, selects HatchTech for major efficiency-driven hatchery upgrade
HatchTech Incubation Technology, a high-performance technology company serving global food producers, will support Greece’s largest integrated poultry company, Nitsiakos, in upgrading its hatchery operation. The project will see HatchTech work with Nitsiakos to maximise the quality of its chicks, as well as the genetic potential of its embryos. The companies will also focus on space utilisation and improving productivity, with a view to Nitsiakos expanding its hatchery by 3,000 square metres and increasing output to 83.5 million eggs per year.
ForFarmers: insects as an efficient source of protein
Insects are nature's waste recyclers. What other animals do not eat, they convert into protein, energy and other nutrients. ForFarmers is deploying insects in two ways: as a source of animal feed and as potential processors of residual flows. Christiaan Buitink (nutritionist and product manager poultry) sees plenty of opportunities: “Thanks to insects, we are able to use residual flows that cannot be fed directly and therefore create a natural source of protein for those same pigs and chickens.”
VIV Asia 2023 - a huge succes!
VIV ASIA was held in Bangkok from 8 till 10 March 2023. Due to the COVID restrictions the previous years, it was only possible to meet again after 4 years! More than 1200 exhibitors from 120 countries were present on the exhibition floor. Of the more than 100 DPC members, 47 had their own stand. DPC also had its own place and was given the opportunity to refer visitors to the present members or to register names for follow-up contact.
Bolidt immerses visitors in the world of syntetics
The Bolidt Innovation Center is a breeding ground for innovation, a source of inspiration. Clients in the food industry see, feel and experience how materials are created. Begin work in the open source laboratory. Come up with new applications of thermosetting synthetics yourself. At the Bolidt Innovation Center, history is written and the future is made. A visit here continues to resonate long after you leave.
Meet us at VIV Asia 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand
VIV Asia will welcome a global audience of food professionals together in Bangkok from 8 till 10 of March 2023, while once again showcasing the newest solutions, technologies, research, processes, services and products that the global animal food has to offer.
We invite you to visit our booth 3037 in hall 2 during the show! We are really looking forward to reconnect with you in-person in Bangkok!
The Netherlands - Asia Network Reception at VIV Asia 2023 8 March 2023
After the latest edition in 2019, VIV Asia 2023 one of the largest international trade exhibitions and conferences on complete feed to food dedicated to the global livestock industry is back in Bangkok this March 8th – 10th, 2023.
On the 8th of March Dutch Poultry Centre together with The Embassy of The Netherlands in Thailand will organize The Netherlands-Asia Network Reception.
The Netherlands – Asia Inspiration Forum at VIV Asia 2023 8 March 2023
To stay in touch with The Netherlands – Asia's innovative & sustainable livestock industry and aquaculture, you are invited to attend “The Netherlands – Asia Inspiration Forum 2023” at VIV Asia 2023 in Bangkok. It will take place on Wednesday 8th March 2023.
Dear partners and friends!
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
The pandemic year 2020 has shown us what we can bear.
May the coming year remove all this negative energy and enlighten our lives.
We wish you wonderful end of the year festivities and a fantastic 2021.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mavitec turns manure into green energy and EcoChar
Mavitec Environmental developed an innovative gasification system that converts various kinds of manure into green energy and high value EcoChar: a new way of solving manure issues! Gasification is an environmental technology that offers a lot of advantages such as volume reduction up to 85%, renewable energy, reduction of CO2 and high valuable EcoChar, an amazing product that can be used as soil improver.
Gasification is a chemical reaction caused by heating pre-dried manure in an oxygen-starved environment. This way syngas is produced and the result of this process is a hot air stream. This energy can be (re)used for various purposes such as steam, hot water, hot air and electricity. Besides heat the gasifier produces EcoChar, a very valuable by-product of the gasification process. EcoChar still contains the mineral ash and fixed carbon, which offers great environmental advantages and economic value. EcoChar has a lot of unique properties: it’s carbon-rich, free from pathogens, it can hold up 2.5 times its own weight in water and guarantees less soak-away from high quality nutrients. A smart and sustainable solution for international manure issues and answer to growing need for soil fertility. Wageningen University Research (WUR) performed a desk study about the possible uses and regulations in Europe, initiated and funded by Mavitec, and is still focussing on EcoChar as water filtration.
Mavitec Environmental is part of the Dutch Mavitec Group, an international leader in the rendering industry. Mavitec is known for its high quality systems and equipment for rendering animal by-products that create the best nutrient values in the market. Mavitec has full scale gasification plants with a capacity of 1.5 up to 2.3 ton/hr, 24/7 operating in the U.S.A. (cow manure, chicken manure/litter), The Netherlands (pig manure) and Russia (layer poultry, turkey litter). Installations are under construction in the Middle East.
Want to know how to convert manure into green energy and high value EcoChar? Visit www.mavitec.com.
Major British processor and Marel Poultry join forces
15,000 bph greenfield for Cranswick
For its new greenfield primary processing plant at Eye in Suffolk in the UK, Cranswick Poultry PLC has joined forces with Marel Poultry , who will install a state-of-the-art 15,000 bph processing line. The aim of this British company is to build one of the most advanced poultry processing plants in Europe. Marel Poultry is the ideal partner in this enterprise and will be supplying all machinery and technology from live bird handling right through to labelling.
Cranswick wants to operate the most efficient poultry process in the UK and Europe, supplying fresh poultry to leading UK retailers and other customers. Marel Poultry is well prepared and fully equipped to supply exactly the right solutions for this ambitious project, a state-of-the-art plant running effectively at 15,000 bph.
“We feel honored that Cranswick has asked us to supply our most advanced technology and equipment. We are convinced that together we will build a magnificent plant” says Arie Tulp, Sales and Marketing Director at Marel Poultry. “Cranswick management wants to achieve the highest levels of throughput with the focus on turning out premium quality products. With our latest developments and cutting edge solutions we can truly make this happen. We already have a great deal of experience with installing 15,000 bph plants and have all the necessary knowledge and expertise in house.
We have made sure that every step in the process can comfortably handle the high throughput. Cranswick will be able to process at optimum efficiency levels while at the same time keeping full control of the highest quality standards. There will be no compromises. The configuration chosen will most definitely help Cranswick become the UK’s prime processor”.
Marel Poultry will help Cranswick incorporate the highest standards in animal welfare. The very latest production techniques will drive operational efficiency to new heights. The process starts with ATLAS, the most advanced and humane live bird handling technology in the world. Hi-tech applications such as Nuova, LineLink, RoboBatcher, SensorX and Thigh Fillet System will also be installed.
Marel Poultry weighing and grading systems such as SmartWeigher and IRIS will assess each product and, working closely together with Marel Innova Food Processing Software, will gather data, ensuring full traceability. With the integrated Innova solution, Cranswick plant management will be able to control, monitor and report on the real-time status of production and yield.
More information: marel.com/poultry
After 35 years, the CEO of family business Colubris Cleantech makes way for a new generation
Founder Gertie van den Hurk is transferring the role of Managing Director, CEO, to Frank Tillmann on September 1st. He will no longer focus on the day-to-day management, but will work on the further growth of the company as entrepreneur / owner of Colubris Cleantech. He recently reached the age of 65 and believes it's time for a new generation of leaders, so that accumulated knowledge and passionate young people with new insights can complement each other.
Colubris Cleantech is involved in the purification of wastewater, waste recycling and bioresource solutions. The company was founded by Gertie van den Hurk in 1984. He quickly came to the conclusion that he could not do everything by himself. The company from the Achterhoek grew from a one-man business into a global player in the field of environmental technology. Colubris is a real family business: Son Dennis (27 years working in the company) is active as operational manager. Daughter Reggy (22 years with the company), is responsible for communications and is team leader of the secretariat. Son Joey is active as an entrepreneur and is responsible for the marketing of various initiatives. Just like his father Gertie, he will also focus on different kinds of innovation at Colubris. Gertie: "The employees have been the backbone of the family from the start. Our greatest strength is the people around us. This is the main focus in our entrepreneurship."
In the short term, it turned out to be impossible to find a new CEO within the ranks of the company. After a long search, Colubris found an experienced man in Frank Tillmann, who will take on the role of daily management. Frank: "We have found each other in vision and equal insights". "Hereby, we will also seek partnerships with external parties who will be able to strengthen us." Collaboration and continuity are crucial. Our slogan says it all: Let's close the loop together.
Marel Poultry winner EuroTier Innovation Award 2016
ATLAS (Advanced Bird Transport Solution from Grower to Processor): Marel Poultry, Boxmeer, the Netherlands
Poultry is exposed to very high stress levels, particularly just before slaughtering, with the period between animals’ removal from transport containers and their being anaesthetised being particularly critical. Marel’s ATLAS (Advanced Bird Transport Solution from Grower to Processor) system is a modular unloading system that allows birds to be transferred to conveyor belts with less stress. The system is a rigorous further development of the existing container system. The individual transport modules of larger transport containers are automatically separated into individual modules as they are supplied to the slaughter line, without birds needing to be unloaded at different levels or without them needing to be handled or treated in any other manner. This ensures that the animals do not have direct contact with people after they are loaded. As a result, the animals suffer considerably less stress, which delivers significant benefits in terms of animal welfare.
HatchTech, HuaYu and Hy-Line to build world’s largest layer hatchery
On the opening day of VIV China 2016, 6 September, HatchTech, HuaYu and Hy-Line officially signed their contract on the construction of world’s largest layer hatchery. Given today’s increasing demand for top-quality layer hens, HuaYu and Hy-Line have chosen HatchTech’s incubation technology for the project.
The hatchery will be built in Handan, in the Hebei province of China, and will have a total capacity of 55 million commercial layers per year. HuaYu and Hy-Line particularly appreciate HatchTech’s uniform incubation conditions, which result in uniformly superior chick quality. They believe HatchTech’s incubation technology will enable them to optimally meet customer demands, both today and in the future.
Thanks to the patented MicroClimer technology in HatchTech’s Setters and Hatchers, the embryos are incubated in the most uniformly controlled environment available on the market. This technology allows high-velocity airflow, which is cooled or heated between each section, to be uniformly distributed throughout the incubator.
“HatchTech is well known for its ability to provide superior quality chicks,” says Mr. Wang Lianzeng, Chairman of HuaYu Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd. “We’re looking forward to starting our operations at the new facility, where we will combine HatchTech’s knowledge and technology with our own expertise in order to provide top-quality layer hens to the Chinese market.”
Huibert Jan van Veelen, HatchTech’s International Sales Manager in China, feels proud that HuaYu and Hy-Line have chosen HatchTech for the project. “HuaYu and Hy-Line are renowned companies that both have significant expertise and years of experience in layer production,” he says. “We’re very happy to work together with them on such a large-scale project.”