SFK LeBlanc

Riverbed and Rantek drive application optimisation on a global scale for Danish food industry specialist
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  • Improve network performance and lower cost
  • Provide a platform for global growth across an integrated group of businesses
  • Reduce the strain on internal IT resource


  • Creates a flexible, secure and cost-efficient network capable of supporting global growth
  • Consistent application performance raises user productivity across locations
  • Frees internal resource to focus on high-value IT projects


Originally a Danish business working for a cooperative of Danish pig farmers, SFK LEBLANC is now a multinational enterprise with offices in Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, China, Russia, and Thailand. Riverbed® SteelHead™ enables the accelerated, secure and cost-efficient delivery of data and applications across any network – necessary for supporting global growth. In July 2016, SFK LEBLANC was bought by Axcel, a Danish investment company. The deal was swiftly followed by acquisitions of three further slaughtering equipment specialists. Axcel’s investment creates a global powerhouse made up of market leaders in meat production; SFK LEBLANC is the group’s largest and most influential business. This marks a dramatic rise in fortunes for SFK. Since its foundation in 1931, SFK had been a largely Danish concern, focused on the slaughter of pigs. The purchase of Canada’s GE LEBLANC started the global expansion. Operations in North America, Asia and across Europe followed. The company’s IT infrastructure has not always kept pace with this change. Acquisition and expansion had left the business with an aging, disjointed estate. In recent years, even before the Axcel acquisition, the focus has been on building an infrastructure capable of supporting a global, consistent, high quality business. Rather than purchase and maintain new hardware, SFK LEBLANC wanted to move to a virtual solution. This would reduce the strain on its internal IT resources while improving the performance of applications across all global locations.



  • Riverbed® SteelHead™ for optimised WAN performance
  • Managed service from local Riverbed partner, Rantek
  • Quarterly review and annual strategy day to help refine IT performance

“We want to develop the business, and IT can help give the group a competitive edge. With the Riverbed optimization solution, managed by Rantek, we’re now in a position to focus on our long-time goals instead of being distracted by system operations.”

Jan Meltesen, Group Information Technology Manager

SFK Leblanc

“With the technology we use from Riverbed, these insights or design improvements need never be held locally. It encourages collaboration.”

Jan Meltesen, Group Information Technology Manager

SFK Leblanc

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