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Big Dutchman Opens Brand New Location in Malaysia

A Storm of Success 25 years after Big Dutchman (BD), the world market leader for modern pig and poultry production, dared to make the move to the emerging markets in Asia, the company marks another milestone in its fast-paced development on the most populous continent of the world: a brand-new regional head office with logistics […]

Mourning the Loss of our Senior CEO Josef Meerpohl

The employees of the Big Dutchman group mourn the loss of their senior CEO, Josef Meerpohl. With deep affection and much respect, we say goodbye to an extraordinary person and a courageous and visionary businessman. Josef Meerpohl turned a small sales agency into a world market leader – and never tired of expressing the appreciation […]

Big Dutchman Acquires Agricultural Building Business from Betco

“An important step to further our strategy of becoming the most competitive supplier of turn-key solutions” The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that it has acquired Qingdao Betco Asia Co., Ltd. (Betco Qingdao), which is the livestock building business of the North Carolina-based steel structure specialist Betco, Inc. with over 30 […]

New Building to be Used as Exhibition Hall and Test Centre

Big Dutchman, the internationally operating pig and poultry equipment supplier, strengthens its headquarters in Calveslage, Germany. A new, approximately 1,800 square metre large exhibition hall to display the Big Dutchman products will be added to the company premises directly at the federal highway B 69. Construction has already started with the demolition of an old […]

Interview with Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman

  Could you outline an overview of the current poultry industry at a global level? Consumption of animal protein has been rising throughout the world now for quite a while. This development is going to continue, but I am quite sure only in developing countries. This is hardly surprising considering the growth in population and […]

Lyle Jones Joins Big Dutchman Inc. | Pig Equipment as Vice President of Sales, USA

Big Dutchman, worldwide leader in Pig and Poultry Production Equipment, announces that Lyle Jones has joined the company’s Pig Business Unit in the role of VP of Sales, USA. This position is part of Big Dutchman’s continued commitment to the Livestock Equipment Industry here in the USA. Lyle brings over 28 years of experience in […]

Big Dutchman Acquires Controlling Interest in Proline Group

  The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that the company has acquired a controlling interest of the Canada-based Proline Group. With about 50 employees globally, Proline Group is a leading supplier of production technologies for the pig, poultry, and grain handling industries in Asia and Oceania. Proline Group designs, supplies, builds […]

Big Dutchman Celebrates Expansion of US Headquarters with an Open House

Employees and guests witness cutting of the ribbon at Big Dutchman’s new facilities Photo above: From left to right Terry Nienhuis—Township Supervisor Andy Baer—Architect Bernd Meerpohl—Chairman of the Board of Management Marlies DeWitt—Widow of Big Dutchman founder, Jack DeWitt Clovis Rayzel—President of Big Dutchman USA Barbara and Daniel Speicher—Owned Cyclone Manufacturing Increasing growth and strong […]

Big Dutchman Celebrates Expansion of US Headquarters

Big Dutchman USA is proud to announce the dedication of its newly expanded office and show room space. The attractive new two story building adds 12,000 sq ft to the existing facility, doubling office space for Big Dutchman’s currently engaged 138 employees. “The investment will benefit and better support our rapidly growing business in the […]

Big Dutchman Welcomes TWO New Employees to the Poultry Business Unit

JE Dilday Big Dutchman welcomes JE Dilday as Regional Sales Manager for the Floor Sales Team in the Eastern US. JE comes to us from G&M sales in Ahoskie, NC where he was the facility manger. He ran a very productive Big Dutchman distributorship for over 10 years and brings with him extensive knowledge Big […]