Hatchery merger in the Netherlands
The Cobroed and Sloot hatchery in Groenlo and the Pronk
hatchery in Meppel in the Netherlands will merge into one large operation as
from 1 January 2007, operating under the new name Probroed and
Head office of the new company will be in Groenlo. In two modern hatcheries
Probroed en Sloot will have a weekly hatching capacity of 3.5 million broiler
chicks. Hans van Vleuten, currently managing director of Cobroed and Sloot, will
take on the managing director role of the joint company after the merger.
Probroed and Sloot operate in the Netherlands and in Germany, where the new
group has a market share of approximately 20 percent and cooperates with some
500 poultry farmers, more than 10 poultry processors and even more feed
manufacturers, private and cooperative.
To ensure maximum flexibility in operation, the group outsources hatching
activities with several independent hatcheries in the Netherlands, Germany and
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