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Petfood Company Buys Auckland Equipment Designer

10 January 2012

NEW ZEALAND - In a move seen as highly advantageous to New Zealand’s meat industry and independent renderers, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of rendering and petfood processing systems, Haarslev Industries of Denmark, has acquired the Auckland rendering equipment designer and installer, Flo-Dry Engineering Ltd.

Since 1983, Flo-Dry has specialised in supplying systems for low temperature rendering, drying of municipal sludge, and the manufacture of biodiesel from tallow.

More recently it has launched the patented Electro D Hydro (EDH) process together with the Enersaver2 energy-efficient thermal drying process.

Claus Østergaard, CEO of Haarslev Industries says that the purchase will give New Zealand and Australian companies ready access to the latest technologies developed internationally by Haarslev.

“It will also ensure local service for the many existing installations of indirect-heated rendering systems supplied by companies previously acquired by Haarslev Industries, Stord-Bartz (Norway) and Atlas (Denmark). These companies, along with Tremesa (Spain), are part of the Haarslev Industries group that Flo-Dry has joined,” said Mr Østergaard.

“The product portfolios and working procedures of Haarslev and Flo-Dry complement each other in a way that allows the companies to share expertise in different fields and jointly develop products of the highest quality. We aim to ensure that New Zealand industries will benefit from the wider process and product range.”

The new relationship will open up markets in Europe, USA, Asia, the Middle East and South America for Flo-Dry’s special expertise in MIRINZ-type low temperature rendering, high quality gel-bone production, biodiesel manufacture and municipal sludge treatment.

Haarslev Industries has local factories and representation in each of these markets, employing some 650 people worldwide. Existing Flo-Dry staff will be absorbed into the Haarslev family.

Tissa Fernando, the founder of Flo-Dry who will remain as the General Manger of the company, says that the merger is good news for the meat industry.

“Benefits to renderers in this country include being able to source of all types of rendering systems direct from the original designers and manufacturers, with and installers and service staff based here in New Zealand,” he says.

“Flo-Dry as part of Haarslev Industries will have the size, innovative capacity and global presence needed to succeed in what is a very competitive industry.”

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