15 April 2014
Hy-Line Italy, the largest supplier of day old layer pullets for the Italian market, is fuelling the further expansion of its hatchery operations with SmartPro™ single stage incubation technologies from Pas Reform.
The company, formerly owned by the Costa family and now part of Hy-Line’s hatchery operations in Europe, selected SmartPro™ after a careful evaluation of the incubation solutions currently on the market. Pas Reform has supplied SmartSet™ incubators as well as a complete HVAC system for the hatchery expansion project, which has been in operation since the start of 2014.
The new hatchery incorporates all of Pas Reform’s most advanced technology innovations, with SmartSet™ setters, Microban® antibacterial technology in the setter trays and a new SmartCentre™ hatchery information system with operating software for detailed analysis and remote diagnostics throughout the expanded installation.
Mr.Claudio Ambrogio, GM at Hy-Line Italy comments: “Hy-line Italy has worked with Pas Reform for 35 years now, - and with results that have always been among the top in the industry, we have seen the benefits of Pas Reform’s technologies in terms of dependability and performance.
“This expansion is a logical next step for us, as a result of increased demand for our pullets in the Italian market – and based on our experience with our existing incubators, the decision to continue working with Pas Reform for this present expansion was not difficult.
“In looking for a state of the art incubation system that would be suited to our conditions, we found Pas Reform’s support and technicians to be extremely well-informed in their use and understanding of the latest technologies. Moreover, they are well positioned to give us incubation support from their operational base in Italy.”
According to Sergio Moreli, Pas Reform’s representative in Italy for 40 years, confirmation of this new project for Hy-Line is a good demonstration of customer satisfaction in the country, both with the company’s Smart™ incubators and the levels of operational and technical support that they receive. Hy-Line Italy and the Hy-Line group are well known in Europe, he says, and continuing to deliver projects for this important customer provides an excellent reference site in the European market.
Photo caption: Claudio Ambrogio.