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Jonas Myrgren takes over the CEO position at Hencol AB

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Jonas has solid experience and has built companies from startup / scaleup to leading international companies. Most recently, Jonas comes from SHL Healthcare where he had both national and international roles. Jonas will take office on 1 August.

“The earth’s population is soon 8 billion people and everyone needs good food – that is, everyone needs a farmer every day. At the same time, farmers are fighting for their future. With my background, growing up on a farm, it feels incredibly nice to be part of the team that creates the conditions for a transparent, more profitable and more sustainable chain from farm to fork, today and in the future. ” says Jonas Myrgren

Johan Karlberg has, after meritoriously driving and developing Hencol to where we stand today, chosen to move on to new challenges.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, investors and partners for a fantastic collaboration and commitment. An extra big thank you to our team that delivers in all situations. It will be exciting to continue to follow the company as a partner on the journey with as much as is currently underway. ” says Johan Karlberg

Hencol is a world leader in collecting and using Big Data and AI algorithms as decision support in animal husbandry. Based on the information, the user can make decisions, in real time, based on real facts. Hencol is leading the digital transition in the Animal AgTech sector. Global demand is increasing and new technology will be the solution to meet the increased demand in a more sustainable way, with a focus on better animal health and less climate impact as a result.


If you want to know more. Please contact:

Pia Källqvist

Chairman of the Board


Jonas Myrgren 

Acting CEO

Digitised value chain is about to be launched!

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A unique project for developing Scandinavia’s first digital slaughter chain for beef animals is about to be launched. Gotland Grönt Centrum AB has received financing from Leader Gute and in collaboration with AgTech company Hencol, Gotlands Slagteri and interested farmers will develop the first digital slaughter chain.

The project will create a technical infrastructure to tie together the existing systems into a whole that guarantees animal identity digitally, provides better information to the farmer, safer working conditions for cattle farmers, those involved in transport, slaughterhouse employees and veterinaries as well as making better information available to interested customers in the long run.

“Connected value chain” with Hencol technology

For more information please see the attached pressrelease.

Pressrelease digital slaughter 20201210

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit San Francisco – 18-20 March 2019

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Hencol AB attends the international conference World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco. International agribusinesses, livestock producers, feed companies and ingredients manufacturers will join technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors to share innovation and experiences at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit. One of the goals of this international summit is to generate global collaborations.There has been a great interest for Hencol AB and we have many interesting meetings booked.


Many international visitors in our stand at EuroTier

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Just back from the world’s largest agricultural fair EuroTier in Hannover. The attention we received was beyond expectations. It was confirmed by many visitors that our autonomous precision weighing is world-leading. Many of the leading international companies in animal production showed a great interest both for our commercial systems and future innovations. We had several exciting meetings as start for Hencol entering international markets.

Extract (translation) of the Swedish Agricultural magazine Jordbruksaktuellt report from the Hencol booth at the EuroTier agriculture fair:

“At Eurotier, the innovation company Hencol presented their concept Connected LiveStock Manager. The system takes its starting point in the fully automatic weighing station that generates precision data for optimized production and better economy. When Jordbruksaktuellt visited Hencol at the end of the fair the atmosphere was almost euphoric in the booth. That so many companies and stakeholders from different parts of the world showed great interest and also proposed concrete business projects directly, was very positively perceived.”


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Horizon 2020

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Hencol´s project Smart Beef (Eco Friendly and Smart Livestock Production) has been approved in phase 1 of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument with the rating: SEAL OF EXELLENCE.

Evaluation from The European Commission´s International Panel of Independent Experts: HENCOL SCORED HIGH-QUALITY PROJECT PROPOSAL IN A HIGHLY COMPETITVE EVALUATION PROCESS.

This means passing all stringent Horizon 2020 assessment tresholds for the 3 award criteria (excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation) required to receive funding from the EU budget Horizon 2020.

We are very pleased with this award as a SME company. We are now starting phase 2 in our application.

Great progress in Hencol’s EIPagri project Fodder efficiency

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The FeedEfficiencyModule (FEM) in Hencol´s Web Services LiveStock Planner will be a new important feature for digital beef production systems that provide automatic feed monitoring in ongoing production.

With AI-based algorithms for small growth imbalances recorded from autonomous weighing, there is now an automated tool for monitoring varied growth due to non-optimal feed or animal health observed by reduced growth or weight loss.

The technical breakthrough to automatically capture small growth changes and weighting deviations promotes the development of animal health-oriented functions for other species and animal productions.