Industry Report - Poultry, Meat & Agricultural
Dear customers and business partners,
“The 5th of April 2019 will be a milestone date for Nijhuis Industries as it will mark the 115 year anniversary of the company starting business and preparations for this important event have already started.
The company was founded by G.J. Nijhuis and its roots were in the poultry, meat and agricultural food industry in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Even at this early stage, G.J. Nijhuis understood the importance of manufacturing high quality products in their own workshop for farms and slaughterhouses and processing plants. Over the last 114 years, the company has emerged as a powerhouse for the manufacture and installation of sustainable water use and resource recovery technologies, serving clients in over 130 countries.
Putting innovation into practice
Many qualities have remained consistent from the start of the company - the entrepreneurial spirit, the desire to design and deliver the best solution, the vast knowledge and experience, the manufacturing skills and the drive to continuously adapt to the ever-demanding customer requirements and market demands. One of the biggest challenges has been to consistently put innovation into practice. However, we feel that our global clientele has never been so receptive to implement our highly innovative products, game changing solutions and added-value services.
We use our adaptive and flexible approach to help our clients turn their (waste)water into value by reducing their environmental footprint and lifecycle cost. This approach has simultaneously been a strong foundation of our continued success as well as an expectation from customers in today’s fluid world.
The big difference, over the last 114 years, has been made by the Nijhuis people and we are very proud that today Nijhuis colleagues are working in 10 different locations around the world together with our valued business partners and suppliers - working together to serve our customer’s needs. Water is a critical resource in the poultry & meat industry where increasingly demanding environmental requirements have given rise to new technologies and working practises to create a more sustainable way of operating a plant, process optimization, treating and recycling wastewater and recovery of valuable resources.
Nijhuis Industries is not alone in feeling the sense of urgency to implement sustainable change. We are finding sustainability high on the agenda in every sector that we work in. Farms, manure/digestate treatment plants, slaughterhouses and processing plants are working collectively to implement smarter solutions to reduce their environmental footprint, recover resources such as biofuel, animal fat, fertilizers, energy, heat and clean water and make their own contribution to the circular economy.
Smart Plant Philosophy
Operating in this environment also comes with a duty to continuously improve. The recent installation of a roof top solar park, with a capacity of almost 400 Mwh, at our headquarters is making a significant impact. Equally important will be the record number of innovations and added value services that we are introducing to the market. For example, the Nijhuis Smart Plant philosophy, including i-MONITORING. Another example of how we are helping our customers to reduce, reuse and recover and to lower their life-cycle cost at the same time.
A source of inspiration
All of our team members, including myself, are looking forward to meeting you in person in order to develop together the best and most economical solution for any of your challenges and we sincerely hope that this edition of Nijhuis Poultry, Meat & Agricultural report can be a source of inspiration!”