In the autumn of 2017, Jyden landed the biggest order of the company's history – a Chinese order sold by the Chinese subsidiary, Jyden Animal Housing China – with only a few months of establishment in Qingdao, China. Now the company has grown with more employees and with further plans for hiring Danish farm managers for two Chinese pig productions.
At present, Jyden Animal Housing China employees five persons, three of them with workplace in China and the other two persons are situated in Denmark together with the rest of the support team.
“We are very satisfied with the connection between the Danish and the Chinese company – and the constellation makes sense for the Chinese customers as we can offer them close-up support from China including Danish know-how and Danish design. That makes our efforts worth it – and for that reason we want to continue with our global strategy.”, says Business Support Manager, Bjarke Lund.
“The forecast of Chinese investments is looking good – and taking that into account, we have planned to employee about further 10 persons for our Chinese office during 2018”, says Jesper Bech – sales director of Jyden Denmark and chairman of the board of Jyden Animal Housing China.
With the confirmation of two large pig productions, it also offers the opportunity to hire other kind of employees who can support with Danish know-how. At the moment, Jyden is looking for two Danish farm managers who will move to China for a 2-3 year period. The jobs will concern the farm management of a pig production with 2.000 sows and a pig production with 1.200 sows (with future expansion to 9.000 sows).
The farms are delivered as full-line projects meaning that the farms have Danish housing equipment including feeding and ventilation – delivered by Jyden. Further, the genetic breeding program is Danish too – and for that reason the management is going to be Danish as well. In that way, the plan is to implement the Danish model of pig production in China – to ensure high efficiency in large productions without compromising on animal welfare.
“We are looking forward to get the productions up and running, and we believe that we will have success in implementing the Danish model of pig production. Our know-how and experience makes us very skilled for this concept and strategy in full-line projects and we believe that more interesting projects will follow for the year of 2018”, says Jesper Bech.