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Big Dutchman Acquires Poultry Management Systems

by 5m Editor
21 May 2009, at 9:39a.m.

US - Big Dutchman, a leader in poultry and pig production equipment, has acquired a majority interest in Poultry Management Systems, Inc. (PMSI), located in Saranac, Michigan, USA.


Clovis Rayzel (right), President of Big Dutchman USA, shakes hands with Stephen Herbruck, founder of Poultry Management Systems, Inc., at the closing of this historic acquisition.

The PMSI-team is looking forward to a successful cooperation (from left to right): Pat Huver, Steve TenBusschen, Bill Trommater, Sean Ryan, Eric Hansen, Jimmie Miller, Dan Henslee, Jim Jones, Stephen Herbruck, Tim Trommater, Doug Powell, Eric Winslow, Rod Briggs, and James Wheeler

PMSI holds the majority of the market share in the USA and Canada in computer controls for the egg production industry. PMSI was founded in 1980 by Stephen Herbruck who will remain a shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Doug Powell, its president, will maintain his position. PMSI will continue its operations in Saranac and will continue to operate as a fully independent company.

"The similarities between Big Dutchman and PMSI led us to make this acquisition," says Clovis Rayzel, President of Big Dutchman, Inc., "PMSI and Big Dutchman share common values such as being customer driven, solutions oriented, and forward thinking."

Big Dutchman global headquarters are located in Vechta, Germany. The headquarters for the Americas are located in Holland, Michigan.