LUXlife Pet Product & Services Awards 2018

Page 26 LUX 2018 Pet Product & Services Awards Established in May 2002, Petosan AS is the result of veterinarians’ demand for better suited dental care products for pets. The company is owned and operated by the Barman family, who have been developing innovative dental care products and solutions for three generations. Petosan’s headquarters are located in Bergen, Norway, whilst shipping and logistic sites for its international clients are located in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam. The subsidiary Petosan USA cooperates with ACK in Florida, in order to serve the American market. The family business has accumulated over 200 years of experience in the dental field. Otto Barman and his wife Solveig, both dentists, started out in 1924 and dedicated their professionals lives to improving people’s dental hygiene. Otto Barman introduced compulsory fluoride rinsing in primary schools in Norway. His son Rolf Barman, also a dentist,invented a number of truly unique dental products, the double-ended, anatomically shaped dental stick, were sold to Oral B i 1984. Today, in cooperation with veterinary specialists, the third generation of the Barman dentists have made Petosan, a world leader in Pet Dental Care. The family’s exceptional knowledge of dental hygiene has been the key to the development of the patented double- headed (manual) toothbrushes for dogs, Petosan Silentpower - the first double-headed sonic toothbrush for dogs, and the Petosan Oral Cleaner the microfiber toothbrush for dogs. However, an extensive contact with opinion leaders and professionals in both the human as well as the veterinary field, has been and is very important in order to keep abreast with new thinking, findings and developments in the dental science. When discussing how the firm always provides the best possible service to clients, Ole reveals how certain procedures have helped Petosan over the years. “QA procedures help us to improve faultless delivery, but in the end, it is the common agenda in our company that help us satisfy customer needs. By showing respect for our clients, we deliver solutions that will help them improve their pet’s health. This is the core in our philosophy to be a better company.” As for the wider pet product and service market, Ole informs us of the current trends he is currently experiencing, and how the firm are adapting around them. “The digitalisation is hard to miss. Both in sales and distribution, as well as in the number of electronic products and services offered for dogs. We expect there to be huge advantages in building competence and using artificial intelligence to give better diagnosis, advice and treatment in a similar way to what we see from the science for human medicine. I assume we will see far more Aps across the pet market, specialised web sites and internet of things making the pet world more connected too, in all of our processes with our pets. Petosan is a family business with over 200 years’ accumulated experience in the dental field, and now places a particular focus on pets’ dental care. We profiled the company as we look for a greater insight into the company’s success. Petosan AS Best Pet Dental Care Company 2018