After a rigorous selection process, the Company announced its decision, to contract Pas Reform for the supply of SmartSet™ Incubators and SmartHatch™ hatchers, together with a full range of ventilation systems and automation for its new state-of-the-art facility. This new Greenfield project will target the production of 40 million day old chicks per annum in its initial phase, with two further expansion phases projected to 60 million and 80 million d.o.c. respectively.
Freddy Madrigal, Cargill's general manager operations, comments: "We have been meticulous in electing a supplier for this new hatchery project. It will be a state-of-the-art facility, and as such we were keen to work with a leading partner in the field of incubation technology.
"Having evaluated various offers, we found that the combination of the most current incubation technology combined with a strong commitment to the middle American region was best met by Pas Reform".
Not only are SmartSet™ and SmarthatchT incubators state-of-the-art, but Pas Reform has built a parts and service network throughout the region that is second to none. Mr. Madrigal concurs: "In a hatchery operation you want to combine just that, the best available incubation equipment with reliable, accessible back up, that guarantees operational reliability".
As an important, international broiler integrator, Cargill produces in Canada, the UK, Thailand, Nicaragua, Honduras and, since its takeover of Seara, also in Brazil - and is counted among the largest compound feed manufacturers and raw material handlers around the globe.
"As a major player in the international arena, we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Cargill", says Mr. Bart Aangenendt, Pas Reform's president. "We understand the scale of Cargill's operations, and partnering on a project of this calibre creates a level of exposure internationally that represents a major advancement in Pas Reform's strategic ambitions for growth worldwide in 2007 and beyond".
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