SWEDEN – DeLaval Group, is a market leader in integrated milking solutions, has delivered double digit sales growth in 2020 despite of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The double digit sales growth was riding on an elevated global demand of dairy products due to their high nutritional profile.
As consumers demanded for more milk so was the pressure at the farms for added milking capacity leading to a unprecedented demand for integrated milk solutions.
The DeLaval results for 2020 revealed a trend where more customers were showing an increased interest in automatic milking.
The company’s sales increased in most segments and market areas, especially in automatic milking, with DeLaval VMS™ V300 and DeLaval VMS™ V310, being the main drivers.
VMS sales was up over 25% compared to the previous year while sales of the rotary, parlour and aftermarket segments also significantly improved compared to 2019.
DeLaval President & CEO, Joakim Rosengren notes that 2020 was a very different year in so many ways and it caused difficulties for so many.
“Thanks to the extraordinary commitment and customer focus from our teams across the globe, we were able to quickly adapt to the changes,” Rosengren added.
The smooth transition is one of the reasons we believe 2020 was our most successful financial year yet.”
The 2020 results come at a time when a Tetra Laval Food for Development project in Kenya is improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
Nkosi Mkhize, DeLaval Market Development Manager for East Africa has created a milk quality kit with DeLaval products for the project which aims to increase milk production and improve milk quality for the local farmers.
The milk quality kits have since gone out to 11 farms which will be used as reference farms for implementing best practices.
DeLaval says that 11 farmers’ experience with the milk quality kit will inform the further adaptation and distribution of the kit to other farmers in the future.
Moving to 2021, Rosengren says that the company will was extremely grateful and proud of what was accomplished in 202o and “will continue to focus on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to support dairy farmers across the globe”.
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