Vogelsang: Consolidated and in a Good Position for the Next Financial Year

Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG grew its revenue in 2020 by approximately 7 percent to 134 million euros. The mechanical engineering firm managed to increase its revenue in Germany and abroad in spite of the tougher market environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vogelsang: Consolidated and in a Good Position for the Next Financial Year

At the company headquarters in Essen (Oldenburg), over 750 employees work for Vogelsang. (Image source: Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG)

Above all, the agricultural technology and biogas segments drove this revenue growth. By launching new products like the XRipper XRG macerator for sewers and the UniSpread universal linkage and adding greater working widths for the BlackBird trailing shoe system in the agricultural sector, Vogelsang also responded to high market demand for innovative and targeted solutions. Based on these successes, the economic research institute Prognos AG named the family company ‘Germany’s Innovation Leader’ again for the second consecutive year in 2020.

“We are pleased that we were able to expand our product range even in this year of crisis. We ow this success in particular to the discipline and flexibility of our employees. They followed the hygiene requirements we introduced early in the pandemic at our own initiative with great dedication and responsibility. That enabled us to avoid partial shutdowns due to COVID-19, and even hire 26 new trainees,” says Harald Vogelsang, Managing Director of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG.

Internationalization of sales
Vogelsang is now also more diversified internationally and has bolstered its sales structures. Besides opening a sales office in Hungary, Vogelsang founded a subsidiary in Greece and hired new sales employees in several branch offices in 2020.

Recertification to ISO standards
To guarante quality standards across multiple sites and countries, Vogelsang secured certification to the ISO Environmental (45001), Occupational Health and Safety (14001) and Quality (9001) standards. Recently, the company successfully concluded the second monitoring audit, putting it in a good position for recertification in 2022. Thus, Vogelsang once again is emphasizing its customer and employee focus.

Investment in product development
In cooperation with Danish firm BioCover, Vogelsang added the SyreN system to its range, which compensates up to 70 percent of ammonia losses in liquid manure spreading by adding sulphuric acid. Vogelsang has invested in product development and optimization in the industrial segment, too: With the new RedUnit, equipped with the XRipper XRL260-1600, the company developed a prototype of an even more powerful shredding technology with a unique service concept. With a throughput of up to 100m3/h, the RedUnit is already available for field tests, for example in rendering plants and applications in various areas of the recycling industry.

Well equipped for a digital year
In the past few years, Vogelsang has already taken its digitalization to the next level, for example in production orders, document management and knowledge and information sharing. In 2020, Vogelsang also increased the number of online events held, hosting successful webinars on shredding solutions in the wastewater sector. The mid-sized mechanical engineering company is now building on this and adding a virtual 360-degree showroom to its digital services. Customers and interested visitors can use it to find out about the company’s new products conveniently from their own desks. The virtual showroom has already been implemented for agricultural technology. The wastewater, industry and biogas sectors will follow during the year.

Harald Vogelsang says, “We are looking forward to this year with optimism and will do our best to help our customers prepare to face changing requirements.”

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