VENCOMATIC UK is now a wholly owned part of Vencomatic Group, following MD Leon Furlong’s sale of his interest in the UK ltd company that has acted as a distributor for the firm’s equipment in Britain.

Dr Furlong described the move as a “natural progression” for both parties after working “ever more closely” over the past ten years.

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“I am delighted to confirm that Vencomatic in the Netherlands have agreed to purchase my interest in Vencomatic Poultry UK Ltd,” he said.

“I have had the pleasure of visiting the amazing Eersel Campus, which is the HQ for Vencomatic in the Netherlands, and count many of their employees as friends.

“I would like to thank the Van de Ven family, who own Vencomatic, for their generous support and trust over the past ten years.

“The ethos of Vencomatic Netherlands in their quality of equipment, customer service and importantly, care for the environment, reflects my own personal beliefs.”

Dr Furlong also thanked his colleagues. “I am proud that I leave Vencomatic Poultry UK with a team which is the best we have ever had.”

‘Closer to customers’

Vencomatic Group said that its UK distributor becoming part of the company would bring the firm “one step closer to our customers”.

In a statement, the firm said: “This facilitates more direct communication between our farmers and our product innovation teams, allowing us to listen carefully to their needs and provide even better solutions.

“We are grateful for the confidence that Leon has entrusted in the group to strengthen the connection we have within the UK market.

‘Stronger and more resiliant’

“We are immensely proud of the UK team and how the business has developed. We aim to continue to provide the highest levels of customer service Vencomatic UK is renowned for.

“Despite a turbulent global market for the poultry industry, we believe that Vencomatic UK will be stronger and more resilient as part of the group, to the benefit of our customers.

“A combination of Vencomatic Group’s state of the art poultry solutions and Vencomatic UK’s dedicated team, we know that the future for Vencomatic UK is bright.”