JOSERA Agrar was the winner of the German Agricultural Marketing Award 2017. With this award, the Landwirtschaftsverlag (Agricultural Publishing House) and the Verbindungsstelle Landwirtschaft-Industrie (Agriculture-Industry Liaison) honour particularly creative and convincing advertising campaigns in the agricultural sector.
Through our foundation, we support development projects worldwide in rural areas of Tanzania, Uganda and India. Projects promoting livestock farming, crop production, water supply, environmental and climate protection as well as empowering disadvantaged women are particularly important to us. Read more here!
October 2012 a bio bed for biological waste gas purification was taken into use. JOSERA invested in the biological purification concept, by utilizing micro-organisms to sustainably clean the whole waste air from pet food production. The Bund Naturschutz nature protection association in Miltenberg awards the Erbacher Group the “Klimaschutzpreis 2013” climate protection award for special climate and environmental protection activities.
Among other things, the Bund Naturschutz panel is convinced by the high-bay racking warehouse made of the sustainable raw material wood from the neighbouring Odenwald, the continuously increasing number of raw material deliveries by rail and the exemplary energy management system.
Das The JOSERA laboratory puts both raw materials and finished goods under the microscope with the latest, highly accurate technology. The analysis equipment supplies absolutely precise measurement results. Independent government-appointed auditors formally confirm the highest standards for the JOSERA lab with the ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. ISO/IEC 17025 is the global quality standard for test laboratories. The agricultural test and research institutions (LUFA) are also accredited under this standard.
With its enormous size of 77 metres in length, 32 metres in width and 30 metres in height, this building construction innovation offers space for a total of 9,200 pallets on 14 levels. The new high-bay racking warehouse has three picking aisles where the pallets are put together according to customer requirements. Computer-controlled handling devices ensure automatic replenishment.
In constructing the new warehouse, the family company consciously chose the renewable raw material wood over a steel structure. In doing so, JOSERA has set another sustainability milestone. The massive gluelam from regional forestry operations is also just as durable and stable as steel construction.
Exports to Poland and other Eastern European countries have grown significantly over the years. JOSERA responds to the increase in demand with the construction of the world’s most modern mineral feed plant in Poland (Nowy Tomysl). The Polish plant emphasises very good product quality as well, confirming it through its internal laboratory and subjecting itself to continuous monitoring by the DLG.
JOSERA continues to expand and founds a sales company in the Ukraine.
The JOSERA quality guarantee has always ensured the use of perfect, high-quality raw materials. JOSERA therefore impalements transparency and assumes a leading role in the open declaration of products. While the feed ordinance permits the semi-open declaration of products where all substances of content are listed in decreasing order by weight, JOSERA lists all raw materials with percentages.
JOSERA is the first and only renowned German manufacturer to voluntarily forgo the use of antibiotic performance enhancers for its entire feed product line. The use of antibiotics leads to resistance in people and therefore has a negative impact on human health. Antibiotics in feed are not prohibited entirely across the EU until 2006.
In 1989 the Erbacher family establishes the ERBACHER-FOUNDATION. In more than 30 countries around the world, it supports financial development projects in rural areas. Our projects effectively increase human quality of life. The projects improve sustainable animal husbandry, horticulture and the drinking water supply as well as people’s nutrition. They also promote environmental and climate protection.
JOSERA continues to expand steadily. Josef Erbacher acquires a large site in the Kleinheubach industrial area for the growing company, offering potential for further construction projects. The company grows continuously over the coming years. In addition to the new agricultural production facility, a new laboratory, pilot plant station and new administrative building are constructed as well.
In the meantime, more than 500 retailers in Germany are distributing JOSERA quality products.
Joseph and Pauline Erbacher establish a plant in Weilbach, Unterfranken for the production of feed lime, the precursor of today’s mineral feed. In the first few years, the feed lime is only available in 2 kg packages which, according to today’s feeding recommendations, would merely be enough for the nutrition of one cow over about 2 weeks.