German meals company, GEA Group, has acquired South West supplier Enterprise Dairy Companies in a deal aimed toward consolidating its presence within the area and bettering its providing to dairy producers.

Enterprise Dairy Companies operates throughout Devon and Cornwall and presents gross sales, service and upkeep for slurry and feed dealing with in addition to electrical installations.

The family-owned dealership led by Regular Horwood has been working for over 35 years and has developed a powerful relationship with dairy farmers throughout the area, GEA Group mentioned.

Senior director of the farm applied sciences division at GEA, Simon Redfearn, mentioned: “The Horwoods did a terrific job of constructing this superb enterprise, and we’re very joyful to proceed their legacy.

“It’s a incredible dealership, with about 30 workers, and we sit up for working with them to proceed rising the enterprise.”

“GEA works with impartial sellers everywhere in the UK, and has just one different directly-owned supplier; Dairy Movement in Scotland.

“Having that direct relationship with farmers will additional enhance our understanding of their wants.

“We will even be capable to provide improved inside engineer coaching, the robust monetary backing of GEA, and the complete breadth of technical companies and merchandise for our prospects.”

GEA Group provides robotic and standard milking parlours, automated scrapers and feeders and herd administration methods, in addition to gear servicing, hygiene provides, milk cooling, manure administration and milk testing.

“We will likely be trying to develop throughout the South West and produce in additional apprentice engineers to an trade which has been struggling to draw younger individuals,” Redfearn mentioned.

“Enterprise was already booked to exhibit on the Royal Cornwall Present, and we sit up for assembly prospects there.”