Greek poultry company Amvrosiadis SA will consolidate its position as one of the country’s leading poultry integrations, with a new SmartPro hatchery installation from Pas Reform, capable of producing 250,000 chicks per week immediately, with expansion to 300,000 per week in the short term.
Amvrosiadis has commissioned the new hatchery to include the latest SmartSetPro setters, SmartHatchPro hatchers with SmartWatch Hatch Window Module and Adaptive Metabolic Feedback and a full suite of hatchery automation and climate control systems throughout the new facility. Pas Reform will also deliver bespoke onsite hatchery management training.
Amvrosiadis works predominantly with contract farmers, although the company’s own broiler farms still produce 2 million birds a year. In addition, the integration includes a feed mill, slaughterhouse and frozen warehousing, to supply fresh high quality poultry products under the brand name ‘Kotopoula Exohis’ (countryside chickens). A company-owned distribution network delivers fresh produce directly to consumer outlets in central and northern Greece every day. The company has ambitious plans for future exports to Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Company President Mr Ioakim Amvrosiadis comments on the choice for SmartPro: “For a consistently high quality product, managing the hatchery climate effectively is very important for us here. With a climate that changes from dry, high temperatures to much colder or more humid conditions relatively quickly, SmartPro and its advanced features will allow us to produce consistently high quality chicks throughout the year.”