CTB makes automation, feed, and storage equipment for the poultry, swine, grain, and egg industries. Products are sold under such brand names as Agro Logic, Brock, Chore-Time, Fancom, Ironwood Plastics, Laake, Mannebeck, PigTek, Porcon, ProTerra, Roxell, Shenandoah, and Uniqfill. Integrated and environmental, CTB's feeding systems include heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment for livestock, as well as poultry nests, incinerators, weigh systems, drinkers, and egg counters. CTB maintains facilities in North America, Europe, and, Malaysia. Established in 1952, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Headquartered at Milford, Indiana, the company operates 25 manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, and the US. About half of its sales are generated outside of the US.
Sales and Marketing
CTB serves customers through a global network of independent dealers and distributors. It also utilizes online marketing while selling its products to more than 110 countries.
CTB claims to generate $1 billion in annual sales.
Amid hard times for farmers hurt by a bad economy, CTB has continued to thrive through the use of key acquisitions, expanding its product portfolio, and the opening of new manufacturing facilities in strategic areas.
In mid-2012 it obtained Meyn Holding, the parent company of Meyn Food Processing Technology. The acquisition of Meyn fortified CTB's core poultry meat processing equipment operations and gave it access to offices in Poland and the Netherlands. Months earlier, CTB made a move to expand its growing PigTek business by purchasing a new manufacturing facility in Georgia. It also purchased Martin Industries, a maker of grain handling systems, in 2012.