International demand for DELACON’s phytogenic feed additives is growing and the company continues to experience in excess of 20% sales growth annually. To meet the opportunity and challenge this represents DELACON is investing to expand its factory, offices, sales operations, research and talent. In 2012 and 2013 DELACON investments include:
- doubling manufacturing capacity and office space in Austria
- expanding primary research
- new trial and research capacity in Europe
- expanding sales operations in Russia, China and the USA
- new directors, managers and customer technical support
Family owned and operated from Steyregg, DELACON is an Austrian international success story. Under the leadership of Helmut Dedl, founder and first CEO, the company has grown into a strongly positioned company operating in 35 countries around the world. Current CEO Markus Dedl is building on this success and rapidly expanding the company globally.
Building on a long history of local manufacturing in Austria, DELACON will increase factory capacity and office space in Steyregg. This investment will triple the production output, storage facilities and office floor space.
DELACON invests 10% of its annual turnover into R&D and has developed exceptional and unique products. In 2012 DELACON’s Fresta F feed additive became the first and remains the only phytogenic (plant derived, natural, botanical) product in the world approved by the European Union as a zootechnical feed additive. DELACON is now expanding the new trial facility in Europe, starting numerous research partnerships globally, and expanding primary research. These investments will provide innovative solutions in feed and animal health for the agricultural sector, along with more sophisticated and controlled product testing.
Rapid sales growth is driving our investment in our global sales force and talent. China, Russia, Korea, the Philippines and the USA are our primary targets. DELACON is opening two new divisions (Innovation and Research, and Communications), and hiring new directors, product managers, customer technical support, sales staff and administrators.
DELACON is the pioneer and largest researcher, producer and distributor of phytogenic feed additives in the world. DELACON delivers phytogenic solutions that improve animal health, performance and nutritional efficiency, and reduce synthetic additives in the human food chain. DELACON is committed to sustainable growth and is investing heavily in R&D, production capacity and new talent, in order to support its world-wide expansion and maintain its innovative capital.