A young dairy farmer from the Waikato was so impressed with the results of his teat spray that he bought the company.
Mike Bodle had experienced bad mastitis issues until he discovered Teat-Ex from Diversey Lever. However, in 1993 Diversey made the decision to exit the New Zealand market. Mike jumped in his Ute, headed to Auckland and returned with the formulas that would ultimately create Deosan.
After four years Mike handed over the reins to Kip, his younger brother. After a few trials and tribulations the company has grown to become the pre-eminent name in product innovation and sales and marketing excellence. TeatX is now New Zealand’s number 1 Chlorhexidine teat spray.
With nationwide distribution through all rural retailers and vets and a team of Territory Managers spanning the country supported by a technical and product development team, Deosan is well on the way to becoming another iconic Kiwi agribusiness brand.
In 2013 the Directors recognised that growth was coming, ready or not, and identified Dave Campbell as the perfect General Manager to lead the charge. Dave cut his Lean teeth at Synlait Farms and managed them through the first two years of their Lean journey. With a real knack for engaging people, Dave understands that as the business grows keeping control of processes and costs will be essential.
Whilst he has been busy working with the Deosan team since October 2013 and getting a better understanding of the challenges ahead, formal Lean training starts in March. Dave and the team will be telling the story of their Lean journey through the pages of the Lean Group Newsletter. We look forward to keeping you up to speed on the journey, but in the meantime check out www.deosan.co.nz.