Schippers celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Dutch company Schippers, a large player in the field of day-to-day livestock farming equipment, celebrates its 40th anniversary at the end of this year.
1967, founder Martien Schippers laid down the basis of the company as it
currently exists. The current organisation has
developed into a company with 170 employees, active in 40 countries and with an
annual turnover of €60 million.
In 1997, Martien Schippers' three
sons Harrie, Mark and Guus took over. Over the last ten years the company has
shown average annual growth of 20%.
Innovative and flexible
In a press
release, the company says its success is related to 'an innovative and flexible
is constantly occupied in improving current methods and products for livestock
producers. The company's mentality can be described as 'no nonsense' resulting
in fast and consistent service for customers."
company started supplying goods beyond its native Netherlands in 1997. With
owned sales offices, the company gained ground in the Netherlands, Belgium,
Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Philippines, Canada, UK and Denmark.
In other countries the company's export department ensures strong
links between head office and agents, resellers and end users.
order to meet the growing demands from the market, the company will start
expanding its current distribution centre in Lommel, Belgium, by the end of this
year, doubling current capacity.
Read more about the jubilee in the
next issue of Pig Progress.
â€¢ MS Schippers
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