Cherkizova doubles capacity in Penza Poultry Cluster
Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and fodder manufacturer, has completed a project to double capacity in the Penza poultry cluster (Vasilyevskaya Poultry Factory).
The project cost more than 4.5 billion RUB (€102 million) and boosted production capacity at the Vasilyevskaya Poultry Factory from 60,000 to 125,000 tonnes live weight per year, making Penza Region one of the country's largest poultry producers.
The project involved the construction of a number of large facilities, including one of Europe's largest hatcheries with capacity of more than 105 million incubation eggs per year, and the Vertunovka parent stock site with capacity of nearly 60 million incubation eggs per year. Poultry facilities in Kuznetsky and Bessonovsky Districts of Penza Region were also purchased and modernised.
By year end of 2013, the Vasilyevskaya Poultry Factory will have produced nearly 120 million incubation eggs and more than 55.7 million broilers.
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