12 November 2016
ISA, the layer division of Hendrix Genetics, has contracted Pas Reform for the renovation of its layer PS hatchery in Lorris, France.
The hatchery, which supplies day old grandparent and parent stock to ISA’s customers and distributors worldwide, is to be refurbished with SmartPro™ single-stage incubation and a state-of-the-art climate control system, designed specifically for the ISA hatchery.
The installation will incorporate SmartSetPro™ setters and SmartHatchPro™ hatchers. A custom-designed climate control system will filter and pre-condition fresh air for supply to the new setters and hatchers - and includes the total refurbishment of climate conditioning in the chick take-off area.
The project is being undertaken in collaboration with Apeldoorn-based Hollander Techniek, who will install the hatchery’s plumbing and electrical systems. Mr. Ron Jöerissen, ISA Worldwide’s production director, says, “We worked with Pas Reform and Hollander Techniek in partnership at our Boxmeer hatchery. It was a combination that served us well, which is why we have chosen to work with these partners once again for this new project in France.”
Refurbishment of the Lorris hatchery will start towards the end of 2016 and is expected to take eight months to complete. “This is a challenging project in a hatchery that will remain fully operational while work is underway,” explains project manager Wim Hazekamp, “However we have undertaken similar projects with great success in recent years - and we are confident that in partnership with Hollander Techniek, we will together deliver a truly state-of-the-art hatchery for ISA.”
Gregory Vanputte, Pas Reform’s sales director, concludes: “It is a pleasure to be working with ISA once again. On completion, this new state-of-the-art hatchery will produce day old chicks of the highest quality, to meet ISA’s rigorous demands for its customers and distributors worldwide.”