Poland’s JDA gets future-ready with new Smart hatchery

1 December 2015

Poland’s JDA gets future-ready with new Smart hatchery

Poland’s fast-growing JDA hatchery is extending operations with a new commission for incubation, climate control and hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform. Due for completion in the first half of 2016, this latest expansion project will bring the hatchery’s total capacity to more than 45 million day old chicks per year.

Situated in the Pomeranian district of Suchy Dąb, near Gdańsk, JDA first started working with Pas Reform in 2008. With a new, young team, the Company took full advantage of the training and technical support provided by Pas Reform Academy and, says hatchery director Wojciech Szwarc has continued to work closely with specialists from the company to optimize chick quality and develop its own hatching egg production programme.

In this its latest expansion, JDA has again collaborated with Pas Reform, to design its new state-of-the-art hatchery from the ground up. Fully equipped with SmartPro™ single stage incubation, the new hatchery incorporates SmartSetPro™ setters, with Adaptive Metabolic Feedback™ (AMF™) and Energy Saving Modules (ESM™) to actively manage the incubation environment for uniform embryonic development in the setters and reduce the hatchery’s energy consumption.

SmartWatch™ enabled SmartHatchPro™ hatchers continually monitor the hatching environment, adjusting the climate in response to the specific requirements of each batch of eggs and effectively narrowing the hatch window without any need for human intervention until the new chicks are pulled.

JDA Hatchery’s new hatchery automation systems will integrate sharp-ends down precision into the egg setting line and the vision-technology enabled SmartCount™ system into chick handling, to gently count, vaccinate and analyse the day old chicks.

Pas Reform’s advanced hatchery information system, SmartCenterPro™ will monitor, manage and capture data at every level of operations, ‘super-connecting’ incubation, climate control and hatchery automation for the most detailed reporting on every hatch cycle.

Innovative heat recovery and climate control systems have been devised specifically for JDA’s operations, to deliver substantial energy cost savings - and Pas Reform Academy’s technical team will continue to provide online support services, training and regular field visits.

Hatchery director Wojciech Szwarc says of the project: “With Pas Reform’s support, we have created a strongly motivated, well-trained team and a very successful, highly innovative operation.

“Growing demand for our product is a direct result of the quality of our day old chicks - and with Smart technologies behind us, we are very excited about the future.”

Pas Reform’s Polish representative, Marek Pospiech, has worked closely with JDA. He says: “JDA’s new hatchery showcases Pas Reform’s capabilities throughout the hatchery, greatly complemented by collaboration with our service team at Jarmax here in Poland, whose support ensures that we stay close to our customers throughout the installation phase - and that our customer’s service and support are fully backed by the fast, ready supply of spare parts from locally held stock.”

Pas Reform’s sales director Erwin Prinzen concludes: “JDA is an ambitious hatchery business in a dynamically growing region. It has been a privilege to help them achieve their goals so far - and we are delighted to be continuing to work with them, as they continue to raise the bar for hatchery standards and practice in the future.”