Biogas plants: MT-Energie and Big Dutchman cooperate
MT-Energie GmbH, one of the leading producers of biogas plants in Europe in the future-oriented biogas branch, collaborates with Big Dutchman AG in the branch of biogas plants. The core of the collaboration is the sales cooperation between the two companies, both of which are leaders in their respective market segments.
Big Dutchman is the world’s largest equipment supplier for modern pig production and poultry production and has an excellent reputation with farmers worldwide. It is this environment which offers an excellent prerequisite for the construction of biogas plants. In the collaboration Big Dutchman customers will be advised by qualified MT-Energie professionals with respect to the construction of biogas plants. For MT-Energie the company from Vechta is the ideal partner to tap into new non-EU markets without having to invest in their own sales infrastructure in each market. This enables MT-Energie more cost-effective and faster market entries. Big Dutchman, on the other hand, profits from the high technical and commercial expertise of MT-Energie, which will of-course look after the prospective customers acquired through Big Dutchman independently as well as plan and design all biogas orders single-handedly.
Big Dutchman will not be dealing with the construction of biogas plants from now on. The subsidiary BD AgroRenewables GmbH & Co KG (BD AGRO) will be taken over by a company of the previous manager Uwe Heider, who will continue running the company, which is well positioned in Germany, under a new name. “We will be dealing with the planning and construction of biogas plants and the repowering of plants in Germany as well as in the neighbouring countries („near abroad“) on our own in the future”, confirmed Uwe Heider.
With a shareholding of 5% of MT-Energie, Big Dutchman underpins the high significance and long-term basis of the cooperation.
“For MT-Energie the cooperation is proof of the success of our business model”, declares Torben Brunckhorst, managing director of MT-Energie GmbH and adds: ”Of special interest to us are the markets Russia, Brazil, North America and Asia. In addition we also expect synergy effects in EU-markets like France, UK or Italy“
Also the Big Dutchman member of the Board of Management Kai Wehmeyer is looking forward to the cooperation: „Our customers in the biogas plant branch will profit worldwide from the cooperation. We know that they are in good hands with MT-Energie“.
With an annual turnover of approx. 200 million euros (2011), MT-Energie GmbH is one of the leading producers of plants in the future-oriented biogas branch. MT-Energie offers the whole portfolio of the biogas technology. MT-employees stand for high competence in the design of plant construction. In addition all biogas plants are offered, irrespective of manufacturer, technical and process biology services. In addition, through the subsidiary MT-Biomethan GmbH, MT-Energie is the leading provider of biogas process technology. MT-Biomethan specialises in gas purification (upgrading) and injection technology to feed purified gas into the public natural gas grid. Various opportunities for the use of this type of energy arise through this.