Nests in alternative poultry systems

In general, there are two types of automatic laying nests: nests with a tilting floor, and nests with a fixed floor and expel system.
With the Premium+ and the LayMaxx nest, we can offer both types for the Aviary systems. But which nest best meets your needs ? And which arguments to be considered making the right choice.

Premium+ nest
The Premium+ nest is originally developed for the breeder sector. In this sector the egg quality is very important because of the porosity of the egg-shell and the value of every hatching egg. The Premium+ nest guarantees first class (hatching) eggs and has the following qualities:

  • The expel system removes birds gently out of the nests
  • Perforated nest mat for optimal comfort and cleanliness
  • Clean nest environment with optimal protection of the eggs
  • The egg transfer from nest mat to egg belt is very gentle to keep the egg shell intact.

More information about the Premium+ nest

LayMaxx nest
The last decades poultry farms increased in size and a reduction in required labor became more important. JPE responded to this requirement with the development of the Laymaxx nest. This nest is easy to inspect: the floor is tilted to expel the hens and at the same time the red nest flap is rolled up for a good overview. It also offers the following unique features:

  • Short rolling distance from nest to egg belt
  • Open structure of the nest mat keeps nest clean and hygienic
  • High quality, high reliability and low maintenance costs

More information about the LayMaxx nest

Just as there are different types of poultry farms, there are different types of laying nests. The choice for either of both nests is mainly determined by the value of the end product in relation to the labor. The choice of a farmer who sells eggs from home or the choice of a large laying hen company with employees can therefore turn out differently. The starting point is always the design of the laying nest , it should match the needs of the laying hen. Think of the seating position of the hen, incidence of light and the position of the egg belt.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your specific situation!

JPE included in 2020 edition of Made-in-NL Top100

For the third consecutive time, Jansen Poultry Equipment is included in the ‘MaakIndustrie100’. This list contains the 100 best performing manufacturing companies of the Netherlands. This year JPE can be found on the 43rd spot.

The MaakIndustrie100 is based on four criteria, which are

  • Turnover of 2019
  • Turnover growth between 2015 and 2019
  • Average EBIT between 2015-2019(earnings before interest and tax)
  • Average ROIC between 2015 and 2019(Return On Invested Capital)

The lists contains companies with a maximum turnover of 500 million Euro. The (parent) company has to be in Dutch hands.

Especially the worldwide increase in demand for our Comfort 2.0 and AviaView aviary systems has contributed to our growth.

We are very proud that we are included in this list again. We will go on and keep improving our product range and developing new products. Let’s go for it next year!

Find the full MaakIndustrie100 list here.

VDL takes over Jansen Poultry Equipment

VDL Groep strengthens its position in the agricultural sector. The industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven has taken over Jansen Poultry Equipment. JPE is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-quality poultry systems for the laying, breeding and broiler sectors. The profitable family business from Barneveld (Province of Gelderland) has about 125 employees and its 2019 annual turnover was more than 50 million euros.

Jansen specialises in the development and manufacturing of systems that are vital to the poultry sector, from housing systems, egg transport systems, unloading systems, air washers and heat exchangers to manure drying systems. These sophisticated systems, manufactured in-house from design to finished product, including service and maintenance, aim to improve the chickens’ well-being and health, leading to better production results for the business owner. JPE has a global dealer network and operates in more than 80 countries.

Welcome addition

VDL considers JPE a welcome addition to the products of VDL Agrotech, a specialist in automated feeding systems for pig and poultry farmers, as well as a supplier of entire lifestock systems. With JPE among its ranks, VDL will be a more complete provider for the international poultry market, a highly promising sector. The market is increasingly looking for a broadly oriented partner who can supply systems for both the egg and meat sectors.

VDL Agrotech and Jansen Poultry Equipment have been working together for years now. This takeover will further intensify the strength through cooperation between VDL Agrotech and Jansen Poultry Equipment. ‘Despite the many challenges due to the current conditions, this takeover is just right for us. We’re convinced JPE and VDL will reinforce each other,’ says President and CEO of VDL Groep, Willem van der Leegte.


Ab Jansen, founder of JPE: ‘I’m proud and thrilled about the fact that this takeover allows my employees to continue to work for a family business. It also offers long-term continuity for the business in Barneveld. I’m looking forward to intensifying the collaboration with VDL, which will largely hold on to our existing policy.’ Ab Jansen will continue to use his extensive knowledge and expertise in an advisory role. Brian van Hooff, Managing Director of VDL Agrotech, will also be managing JPE.

About Jansen Poultry Equipment

Ab Jansen started Jansen Poultry Equipment in 1986 to develop and manufacture the first automated laying nests. Based on its knowledge of technology and poultry, the business was able to develop a highly valued laying nest. These days, the company supplies a wide range of poultry systems and it has grown into a flourishing international business. It has its head office in Barneveld. Jansen Poultry Equipment’s vision is still the same as at the time it was set up, and that is that maximum production results are linked to behaviour, modes of living and health of animals. During the development of new systems, maximum use is made of knowledge of technology and poultry. Product development goes hand in hand with research and intensive collaborations between poultry specialists and technical developers. The ultimate goal is to give customers systems that enable them to achieve maximum production results. JPE achieves this by continuously looking for new, better and more efficient systems and solutions. This means customers can always rely on the latest and most efficient technologies that simplify and improve the production process. Personal advice and support before, during and after the purchase of poultry systems also form part of the customer-focused approach of Jansen Poultry Equipment. As the systems are developed and manufactured in-house, Jansen can anticipate wishes flexibly.

Cancellation of our exhibition participations worldwide in 2020

The management of Jansen Poultry Equipment has decided, after intense deliberations, that the global situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its challenging impact globally, requires us to cancel all our remaining exhibition participations in 2020. The situation worldwide is still unpredictable and we feel this is an appropriate decision.

The health and safety of our employees, customers and business partners get high priority at Jansen. Cancelling our exhibition participation and reduce related travellings is our responsibility and our contribution to reduce the risk of further spreading of the virus.

We are disappointed we can’t meet face-to-face this year on shows and hope to meet you again at events next year. Meanwhile, since we understand how important it is to stay connected, we have implemented alternative communication and interaction options to maintain the close individual contact with our dealers and customers. You can of course always contact us and that we are ready to discuss your projects in an alternative way.

We will stay connected!

Jansen Poultry Equipment in Top-25 Agribusiness & Food Technology report 2020

In a report published by Aeternus last week, the performance of the 25 largest Agribusiness and Food Technology companies in the Netherlands is charted. The objective is to share knowledge and insights in this business. Gross profit, productivity per employee and ROIC are performance indicators that determined the ranking.

Jansen Poultry Equipment takes the 13th place in this Top-25 and our team is happy with this great result!

In addition to the financial performance of the 25 best-performing companies in the Agribusiness & Food Technology sector, the report also focuses on trends and developments within the sector. The document also contains interviews with entrepreneurs in Agribusiness.

Download the Aeternus document  and read the full report (Dutch).

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