Vilofoss, together with partner Protekta, a privately owned company from Ontario in Canada with Danish management, got off to an excellent start with the collaboration. Vilofoss' Leading Products continues its growth with even greater sales to new and existing markets. In addition to the main markets in Denmark, Germany, Sweden and France, the U.S. and Canada also saw significant growth. Vilofoss has also just announced that it is investing in a new Danish Vilofoss vitamin and mineral plant in Brædstrup.
“We have been in North America for a long period, but in recent years we have increased sales significantly. Together with the privately owned Canadian company Protekta, we have created two new sales companies in North America with a 50/50 ownership share to further strengthen sales. We know Protekta very well from the previous collaboration, but we now have official sales companies with them, and we are very pleased with the development,” said Anders S. Nielsen, Sales Manager at Vilofoss.
Protekta also has Danish management in the form of Morten Jakobsen, who is the founder and CEO and his son Lasse Jakobsen, who is the development manager and they are both members of the new joint board.
Focus on bestsellers
In the industry, producers cannot simply sell the same vitamin and mineral mixtures to livestock as we have in Denmark, as the local conditions are very different.
“In countries where we do not have production ourselves, we primarily sell our Leading Products, which the farmer can take directly off the shelf and use in the stables. We know they work in all markets, and they can easily be exported and sold directly to the respective markets without having to process them. But if sales continue at the same high pace, then we will not dismiss that we might in the long term also create our own production in North America,” said Anders S. Nielsen, Vilofoss.
Vilofoss's bestsellers are Stalosan disinfectant, the supplement product X-Zelit, which reduces milk fever in cattle and the Peckstone mineral stone for poultry. Vilofoss will also soon introduce FreshFoss in North America, which reduces the heat in cattle feed.
Successful Danish and European knowledge
Vilofoss' Leading Products continues its growth with increased sales focus in North America.
“We expect even more of North America as a growth area in the future, as they are in great demand for successful Danish and European knowledge. Over time, we will expand our portfolio with more 'Leading Products' in more countries as we have acquired and partnered with companies with new, exciting products. We still have great ambitions for our international business.”