CTB has formed an internal business unit to provide project and equipment solutions to the pig industry worldwide. It’s called PigTek Pig Equipment Group, because it focuses on product technology the industry needs.

According to George Murdoch, PigTek’s managing director, the new unit will coordinate product development, manufacturing and sales for CTB’s Laake, Porcon and Chore-Time pig equipment brands. “Operating these brands through a consolidated business-unit structure will let us focus our product efforts on customers’ needs in every region of the world. The new unit will allow us to make a broad spectrum of equipment and expertise available immediately to our customers in various parts of the world,” Murdoch notes.

He adds that the PigTek unit intends to continue to build its global presence and product portfolio through internal development and external growth. At present, the unit will operate through its new 4,200-square-meter facility in Germany, its 5,400-square-meter facility in the Netherlands, and its headquarters in Milford, Ind.

“PigTek’s Milford location will retain its focus on sales in the United States and Canada. PigTek’s German location will pursue sales in Germany and other Western European countries; and PigTek’s location in the Netherlands will focus on Europe, Latin America and Asia.”

PigTek, through Chore-Time Hog Production Systems, Laake and Porcon, offers pig producers feeders; drinkers; ventilation, heating and cooling systems; controls and software; computer-controlled sorting systems and scales; animal-friendly stalls, pens and flooring; and feed storage and delivery systems.

For more information, go to the company’s Web site at www.ctbinc.com.