Michel De Clercq, MD of Petersime NV, has thanked all customers, distributors and employees for a very successful 2008 – sales hit an all-time high, reaching nearly €50 mln.
The company says that it successfully launched its unique, patented Bio-Response Incubation technology in very promising markets such as Brazil and India. Major new hatcheries across Europe also chose Petersime technology, eager to secure the proven higher returns on chicks hatched in AirStreamer incubators.
Petersime also generated significant business growth by engineering turnkey hatchery solutions with highly efficient, customised, energy-saving systems fully integrated in the heating and ventilation package. Currently, more than 75% of Petersime customers also choose Petersime to design, deliver and install their tailor-made HVAC and energy recovery systems. With its 8 dedicated specialists, Petersime’s in-house Project Team is wholly focused on helping hatcheries achieve maximum economic return.
In spite of the current economic climate, De Clercq remains optimistic about prospects for 2009. “2009 is shaping up to be a year of great challenges and, equally, great opportunities. The fundamentals of the poultry industry are still very solid,” he said. “We’re actually expecting to see a continued increase in the popularity and competitiveness of poultry products worldwide. The economic challenges ahead will create new opportunities for companies that continuously re-invent themselves by developing and marketing more efficient technologies, products and services.”