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Nedap Concludes Contract with Chinese Processor

16 May 2011

CHINA - On 12 May Nedap Agri concluded a contract with one of the top 3 largest pork processing companies in China, Yurun. Yurun has expressed its intention of using Nedap Velos ESF on 60 of its sow farms, all of which still have to be built. Each farm will house 2,400 sows.

A total of around 150,000 sows raised by the Chinese company will be fed individually by Nedap Velos ESF. The contract includes the delivery of the first ESF to Yurun and was signed in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen, who was in China on a trade mission.

Established in 1993, Yurun group is originally a pork processing company and has two public listed companies. Yurun Food is one of it’s daughther companies which is listed in Hong Kong. With a turnover of 21473 million Hong Kong dollars (approx. 2260 million euro), profits totalling 3098 million Hong Kong dollars (approx. 326 million euro) and a slaughtering capacity of 28.6 million finishers in 2010, the company is one of the major players on the Chinese market. In order to continue to meet the rising demand for pork in China, whereby quality and food safety is safeguarded, the organisation decided to integrate the entire production chain under its own management. For their sow farms, Yurun has opted for a group housing system using pig feeding stations. Nedap Agri will be supplying the ESF devices and will supervise Yurun to ensure successful implementation of the group housing. This cooperation with Yurun –and as a consequence the acceptance of ESF by one of the major players in China- signifies an important breakthrough for Nedap Agri in the Chinese agricultural market.

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