Construction begins on Europe's largest GP Hatchery
As part of its ongoing investment programme, Aviagen
has announced the building of the largest hatchery in
The site of the new Grand Parent hatchery is in Hilbersdorf in Eastern
Germany, and will have a capacity of 1 mln eggs per week. The new facility will
enhance Aviagen's European supply network, which provides customers with
top-class breeding stock from hatcheries in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark,
France and Hungary, as well as via key European distributors based in Northern
Ireland, Spain, France, Sweden and Finland.
The construction of the hatchery falls under the management of Ross EPI,
Aviagen's Central European operation, who have been working diligently with
suppliers, architects and the German authorities to ensure that the hatchery
contains the most state-of-the-art technology and meets Aviagen's standards of
Construction began in June and the hatchery is expected to be operational
by January 2009.
Patrick Claeys, general manager of Ross EPI: â€œBeing located closer to
customers means that chicks will spend less time in transit, leading to
improvements in chick quality, welfare and uniformity. Customers will also
benefit from the added flexibility and increased capacity that the new hatchery
offers, providing even more security of supply to customers in Europe and
throughout the world.â€
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