CTB International Corp. Establishes European Logistics Center in the Netherlands
MILFORD, Ind., January 22, 2002 – CTB International Corp. (NASDAQ: CTBC) today announced the establishment of Chore-Time Europe B.V., a European logistics center, in Asten, the Netherlands, according to George Murdoch, executive vice president of CTB’s Milford-based international business unit.
The new logistics center was established through the purchase of a controlling interest in Veldmaster B.V., a master distributor in the Netherlands for the Milford-based international business unit. Chore-Time Europe B.V. will sell primarily Chore-Time’s products for raising poultry throughout Europe, the Middle East and in northern Africa. CTB will be closing its Chore-Time Brock B.V. facility in Deurne, the Netherlands, and transferring its operations to the new company. Chore-Time Europe B.V. also has a wholly-owned subsidiary near Poznan, Poland, which has now been designated Chore-Time Europe Sp. z.o.o. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Chore-Time Europe B.V., which commences operation under the new name and management structure today, offers the company’s customers in that region improved facilities and enhanced capabilities for sales and service of Chore-Time products. Some anticipated customer advantages include faster delivery time, the ability to purchase in less-than-container-load quantities, euro-based pricing and payment terms, reduced import tariffs, and a Chore-Time package that will be completed with C.E.-approved parts and various other European components to make the entire package better suited to local needs.
CTB continues to focus on its strategy for growth, which includes expanding its global physical presence and extending its competitive advantage through accretive acquisitions and/or other beneficial business arrangements, as well as emerging as the best cost manufacturer in the industries it serves, emphasizing its product-driven focus, and enhancing its financial strength.
CTB International Corp. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems for the poultry, hog, egg production, and grain industries. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, CTB operates from facilities in the U.S.A., Europe and Latin America as well as through a worldwide distribution network.
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