SmartPro™ incubation for quality and food safety: Centaco expands hatchery operations

17 June 2015

SmartPro™ incubation for quality and food safety: Centaco expands hatchery operations

Centaco Group, one of Thailand’s leading independent agri-business enterprises, will expand its fully integrated operation with a new hatchery from Pas Reform.

Equipped with Pas Reform’s most advanced SmartPro™ single stage incubators, SmartCenter™ hatchery information system and hatchery automation systems (HAS), the new hatchery joins a roster of 12 wholly owned subsidiaries across a range of operations, from grandparent stock breeding, farming and a feed mill, to the manufacturing of animal health products, poultry processing and the manufacture of cooked foods.

The SmartSetPro™ setters will incorporate Adaptive Metabolic Feedback™ (AMF™), to fine-tune incubation environments to the needs of growing embryos and Energy Saving Modules™ (ESM™) to reduce energy consumption.

The SmartHatchPro™ hatchers will be equipped with SmartWatch™, to monitor and adjust the hatching process automatically, from transfer through to the hatch of the last chicks in each cycle, with SmartCenter™ hatchery information software to monitor and record every event during the incubation process.

Pas Reform will also provide hatchery management training for Centaco personnel, with ongoing service and technical support from Pas Reform Academy.

Established in 1969 as a breeder farm supplying local producers, Centaco has grown steadily for more than 30 years, with a dedicated focus on quality and food safety to serve both domestic and international markets. The company maintains tight controls in every area of operations and has developed its own research facility and a range of naturally-based animal health products, to reduce the use of antibiotics.

Mr Somnuk Hophaisarn from Goodspeed International, Pas Reform’s representative in Thailand and Bas Kanters, sales director, both worked closely with Centaco to plan the new hatchery.

Mr Hophaisarn says: “Centaco is an impressive company, with more than 3,000 employees who hold strong values and an absolute commitment to quality throughout its operations.

“Pas Reform is delighted to have won this contract and we look forward to working with the Centaco team to achieve its continuing plans for growth and further development in the future.”

Picture L-R: Mr. Harm Langen, Mr. Somnuk Hophaisarn, Mr Bas Kanters, Ms. Nadine Lauvoravitaya, Mr. Veerasak Wuthiwaropas and Mr. Bart Aangenendt.