Skov A/S, an industry leader in the development, manufacture and international marketing of climate control and production monitoring equipment for poultry houses, has become an associate member of the International Poultry Council (IPC).

Founded in 1954 in Nordsalling, Denmark, by brothers Kristen and Kjeld Skov, the company specializes in ventilation systems for poultry houses and pig enclosures. Skov now employs more than 275 people at its headquarters complex in Glyngøre.

Thomas O. Hansen, director of global key accounts, is the company’s IPC representative.

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IPC President Jim Sumner welcomes Skov A/S as the IPC’s newest associate member, bringing the total number of associates to 32 companies from around the globe.

“The IPC is only as strong as its members. Having another major poultry equipment supplier such as Skov aboard shows that we are strengthening our membership base as a growing organization with a true global reach,” said Sumner, who in addition to being IPC president is also the president of USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

Poultry industry representatives in 24 countries are members of the IPC, which was formed in 2005 to bring together poultry industry leaders from around the world to address issues of trade and science, and to improve relations between nations.