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Delacon:

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Trust in the power of nature

ounded and grown as an Austrian family business, Delacon has been the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives for more than 27 years. The world’s most trusted provider of phytogenic solutions for livestock production, Delacon, offers a product portfolio that caters for swine, poultry and ruminants. The vision of company founder Helmut Dedl to replace antibiotic growth promoters by phytogenic feed additives and thus to ensure sustainable, profitable life production and food safety, still applies to current CEO Markus Dedl as a guideline of corporate strategy. The company’s headquarters and modern production facility is based in Steyregg, Austria. From there, Delacon’s products are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide. Delacon has a global team of 120 employees at 16 offices and cooperates with 50 distribution partners around the world. The team continues to grow from strength to strength with recent appointments in North America and the growth of the team in Austria. Since the inception of the company in 1988, Delacon have exemplified a key commitment to their core values of sustainability, innovation and excellence. This has also been officially confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority who awarded the company the highest classification, the gold standard, in feed additive registration: the EU registration as zootechnical feed additive. In addition to that, Delacon’s success has been recognised by various institutions - with the STEP award (2013), the Pegasus Gold trophy for export success (2012), the “Austria’s Leading Companies” award (2012), the Austrian Export award (2009) to name the most recent.

Commitment to Sustainability Delacon raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees

On March 21, 2015, the International Day of Forests took place. This day was initiated to provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and solitary trees. To mark the occasion, Delacon staff members Martin Brötel and Susanne Reisinger visited the Baan Lankha Community Forest in Thailand, where the company joined the ‘Plant A Tree Today’ Foundation (PATT) and planted over 500 native trees in 2014. “With our tree planting activity, we would like to make a visible sign that environmental action and climate change is in the hands of everyone. It is everybody’s own responsibility to take a share in making this world a better place, and this activity is a reminder to think about this topic every day”, explains Delacon’s CEO Markus Dedl. All trees that were planted on that day are native, partly indigenous and thus, highly beneficial to the local community who takes care of the maintenance on-site. So far, the survival rate of the plots planted in 2014 is more than 90 percent and the community replanted trees to replace the ones that did not survive from the previous dry season. 68 | Milling and Grain

Jun 2015 - Milling and Grain magazine  
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