Fortunately we become more aware of our impact on the planet. Our company contributes to the sustainability with our BioJector. We use stainless steel instead of plastics and we don´t have built-in obsolescence. 22 years and 114.400.000 chicks and counting BioJector still successfully vaccinates Cobb grandparent’s chicks. The client uses several devices and all of the devices reached this age and amount of vaccinated chicks without needing any noteworthy repairs.
This is our contribution to the sustainability. We learnt our lesson and will apply this concept to further product developments because everyone should contribute something to making our world a better place.
ME International presented for the second time the Pollux multi-spectal poultry lighting at a breeders meeting in north of Germany. This time, however, not only the light, but its success was presented. The poultry lighting was tested in cooperation with a breeder over a year. Therefore, the Pollux LED lighting was installed in a breeder stable measuring 90 x 22 meters with a ceiling height of 3.5m.
Samples were taken from three rounds to compare the discard (not taken animals in the slaughterhouse) in the stables. It was compared with a high-quality, multi-colored LED luminaire for poultry houses of a competitor. The comparative housing is absolutely identical with the exception of the lighting. However, the wastage in the Pollux stall was significantly lower.
The animals in the Pollux barn are much more relaxed than in the comparison stable. The assumption is that by stress reduction under the Pollux lighting the animals hurt each other less often. This leads to a reduction of stains on the meat caused by the injuries and results in a higher purchase rate from the slaughterhouse.
Furthermore, the lighting has proven itself during putting the animals in and out of the barn. When switching to the blue lighting, the environment of the stable is very noticeable to the people, but the animals remain in one place.
ME International presented this knowledge together with one satisfied customer at the breeder meeting. The Pollux LED luminaire for poultry houses not only provided the animal welfare, but also made a profit increase for our client by increasing the number of animals on the slaughterhouse.
David visited our client, a large international pharmaceutical company in South Africa to provide technical support for our BioJector vaccination devices. David has great expertise and works for many years with the installation of vaccination devices and incubators. David started on the German market but expanded his work over the years to the whole world.
As a reward for his good work, he was also able to enjoy this beautiful country and the exemplary hospitality.
We are especially glad to gain new impressions and inspirations, to adapt our equipment to the individual needs of our clients and that our motivated team makes it possible to support our customers all over the world.
Working in the poultry industry, we all know how important hygiene is.
Efficient and continuous disinfection is an absolute priority. Infections have not only an impact on your profitability but can affect the whole industry. This is why ME International visited the headquarters of CID Lines for training. The focus was on Kenosan and Virocid.
Where Virocid is used, the bacteria viruses, fungi, and spores have no chance. The bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and spraying effect of Virocid® is unique in the world and poses no danger to humans, animals, material or environment.
Kenosan combines an ultra-strong adhesion with a deeply penetrating cleaning effect at very low concentrations! The qualitative formula guarantees a unique cleaning result in the most difficult environments. The cleaning effect is also reinforced by the extremely long contact time of the adhesive foam. Due to the long contact time with the surfaces, work, water, and energy are saved.
Petersime has invited the European distributors to introduce new products on the hatchery market. ME International attended the meeting also and would love to introduce the newest hatchery equipment to our customers.
Petersime is a world-leading company that offers state of the art incubators, hatchery equipment and turnkey hatcheries for ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys and even ostriches.
ME International has a decades-long relationship with Petersime. ME International represents Petersime in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We are very glad about the opportunity to learn newest technologies and present the hatchery equipment innovations to our customers on the D-A-CH markets.
The "Pollux" luminaire for use in poultry houses has been ENEC certified. With an ENEC certificate, the manufacturer shows that his products comply with the relevant safety standards for Europe. ENEC stands for "European Norms Electrical Certification" and is the European mark of conformity for electrical equipment, which confirms conformity with the European safety standards.
Every luminaire manufactured by us bears the CE mark. This mark indicates that the manufacturer guarantees compliance with the relevant safety and health regulations for the product concerned.
While the CE mark is only a self-declaration of the manufacturer and does not require independent testing, an independent testing institute awards the ENEC mark. The approval offers our customers security and proves that our lighting systems are of the highest quality. They are also a recognition of our tireless work for continuous improvement of the performance of our products.
From the very beginning, we have placed great emphasis on the quality of the luminaire. The luminaire can be proudly regarded as "Made in Germany". It is not just a slogan; the suppliers for most of the lighting components are based in Germany. Due to the good quality, we also ensure the longevity of the lighting. The customers do not have to worry about the constant exchange of spare parts and can relax and concentrate on their daily business.
Customers can also rest assured that the luminaires pose no danger whatsoever and that there is no risk of fire. Not only does our lighting serve animal welfare and increase production, it also gives our customers safety. There is hardly more to offer on the poultry lighting market.
Since 2001 every year, a special event has been held in Germany. It started as "Girls'Day", an once a year action day designed to motivate girls and women to take up technical and scientific careers. 2011, boys also joined the event to break the role stereotype for boys as well. First known under the name “Boy´s Day” and “Girl´s Day” it became “Future-Day” and the participation rate is impressive since.
Two children have visited us, boy and girl, and it was fun! We´ve started the day with an introduction about our company, hatcheries and simple breeding processes. We showed interesting and child-oriented videos and presentations about (chicken-) hatcheries and farms in our new conference room. After our presentations, we explained our new LED lighting project. Following this, they were allowed to independently design lighting plans on the computer, as we do for our customers. After a lunch break, we visited a customer (Ostrich-farm) close to our company. This farm is hatching ostriches in a small frame as a family establishment.
The children were able to gain insights into the incubator and ostrich farming while an informative guided tour. We are very happy that both children had lots of fun with us and can imagine a job in our industry in their future. One of the children visited us for the second time in a row. Every year we come up with an exciting program of farm-visits, presentations and simple work that children can follow.
We are looking forward to welcome children to “Future-Day 2019” again!
ME International GmbH expands their Petersime NV distribution for Austria and Switzerland. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Petersime for their trust. ME International is already Petersime agent in Germany since 1988. We see the new area as a reward for our positive and successful collaboration with Petersime! On a final note we would like to thank my business partner and friend Mr. André van Rij from AC Poultry International BV for his support. We are looking forward into an exciting and successful future!