Meyn-Ishida, the alliance dedicated to the sales of total poultry processing solutions, has just won its fourth major contract since its official launch in January 2011.
The project involves the delivery and installation of a complete Wall to Wall plant adjacent to the existing factory for Wipasz in Poland, and will be among the most valuable to be initiated in the European poultry processing industry this year.
Wipasz, one of Poland’s leading animal feed suppliers, first diversified into poultry processing in 2010 with the acquisition of a 5,000 bph (birds per hour) facility.
The first task of Meyn-Ishida will be to replace the existing live bird arrival system and to upgrade the current bulk pack operation with advanced weighing and tray packing capabilities to enable it to produce a more sophisticated range of products. The next step will be to deliver and install Meyn-Ishida equipment for a completely new processing plant. Both steps will be accomplished during 2011-2013.
“Our commitment to the poultry processing industry is demonstrated by our choice of state-of-the-art technology that will put Wipasz on a level with Europe’s top producers” says Józef Wisniewski, CEO of Wipasz. Meyn-Ishida combines the poultry processing expertise of Meyn with the weighing, packing and end-of-line knowhow of Ishida to offer a full range of integrated systems and equipment. The alliance has already been awarded several high value international contracts, including fully integrated plants in Russia (Valujki and Tambov) and Chile (Ariztia).
The award of the contract followed visits by Wipasz to existing installations, during which the alliance was able to demonstrate the added value of its integrated solutions. Meyn-Ishida expertise in optimising the use of space in poultry processing plants was another important factor, as there were major space constraints at the existing plant.