Big Dutchman News & Updates

Big Dutchman responding to supply chain challenges

May 6, 2019 | Big Dutchman North America is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Postma to our management team in the position of Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations…

Big Dutchman launching major effort towards redesigning its after sales and farm services capabilities

April 25, 2019 | Big Dutchman North America is launching a major effort towards redesigning its after sales and farm services capabilities. The global leader in equipment for chicken and pig production entered into business in 1938…

Big Dutchman opens brand new location in Malaysia

April 4, 2017 | 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…

Mourning the loss of our Senior CEO Josef Meerpohl

March 30, 2017 | 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…

Big Dutchman acquires agricultural building business from Betco

February 22, 2017 | 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…

Interview with Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman

October 17, 2016 | 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…

Big Dutchman acquires controlling interest in Proline group

January 22, 2015 | 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…

Big Dutchman celebrates expansion of US headquarters with an open house

October 17, 2014 | Increasing growth and strong sales of modern pig and poultry equipment in North and South America has made it necessary for Big Dutchman USA to expand its headquarter operation in Holland, Michigan…

Big Dutchman takes over Zucami

January 28, 2014 | The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta-Calveslage (Germany) is taking over the Spanish poultry equipment supplier Zucami. The company with its headquarters in Beriáin, near Pamplona, recently…

Big Dutchman celebrates 75th anniversary with legendary race car driver Al Unser

February 12, 2013 | During the 2013 International Poultry Expo (IPPE), Big Dutchman’s booth was full of people participating in the official celebration of Big Dutchman’s 75th anniversary. People from around the world came to…

Big Dutchman celebrates 75th anniversary

February 7, 2013 | In 1938, Big Dutchman was established with the idea of changing the poultry industry by finding better ways of increasing productivity. Seventy five years later, it’s that same pioneering spirit that drives us every…