Best known in Irish machinery circles for its macerator, German manufacturer Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG experienced a growth in revenue in 2020 by approximately 7% to €134m.

The mechanical engineering firm said that it managed to increase its revenue in Germany and abroad in spite of the tougher market environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They said that agricultural technology and biogas segments drove this revenue growth.

Vogelsang is known in the Irish machinery industry for its macerator.

International sales

The firm said that it also diversified its sales internationally in 2020.

They opened a sales office in Hungary and founded a subsidiary in Greece, alongside hiring new sales employees in several branch offices in 2020.

Vogelsang also secured certification to the ISO Environmental (45001), Occupational Health and Safety (14001) and Quality (9001) standards.

Product development

In the agricultural sector, the firm launched new products like the UniSpread universal linkage and added increased working widths to its BlackBird trailing shoe system.

In cooperation with Danish firm BioCover, Vogelsang recently added the SyreN system to its range, which it says compensates up to 70% of ammonia losses in liquid manure spreading by adding sulphuric acid.

“We are pleased that we were able to expand our product range even in this year of crisis,” says Harald Vogelsang, managing director of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG.

“We owe this success in particular to the discipline and flexibility of our employees,” he added. “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.”