Warrior Systems, founded by Richard Storer in 1998, began with a focus towards service of a wide range of hatchery automation. More than twenty years later and Warrior Systems is manufacturing automation equipment to meet the demand for increased performance from customers, while still maintaining a focus on service. The Warrior portfolio includes stackers, de-stackers, separators, vacuum waste systems and washers for setter trays, hatcher baskets, chick boxes, setter and hatcher dollies and farm trolleys.
Until now, the hatchery automation systems delivered by Pas Reform North America handled only certain types of setter trays and hatcher baskets. The integration of Warrior Systems allows it to complete the range, with the opportunity to deliver and service integrated hatchery projects for any tray or basket size.
Pas Reform North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch parent company Royal Pas Reform, has been active in the US market for over 30 years under the name of NatureForm. Five years ago, Royal Pas Reform acquired NatureForm, bringing to the US market the integrated (one-stop-shop) approach in supplying complete hatchery solutions – including incubators, climate control and hatchery automation systems. Today, it supplies equipment to the hatcheries of most of the leading integrations in North America.
Steve Warren, President of Pas Reform North America, says: “The US market will continue to invest in both refurbishing existing hatcheries and building new ones. A large portion of setters, hatchers, climate control systems and automation equipment currently installed is rather aged. As a result, we see substantial demand coming from the market to develop integrated projects in the coming years.
“We foresaw the need to further enhance our ability to meet customer needs – especially for hatchery automation systems, which are critical components for a smooth-running hatchery. Now, with Warrior Systems incorporated in Pas Reform North America’s operation and Warrior’s sales, production and service operations centralized in Pas Reform’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, we can better serve our customers – providing quick and robust service and solutions.”
Warrior Systems’ founder, Richard Storer, is excited by the scale of the new opportunities that working within Pas Reform North America will produce. “Together, we are creating a powerfully enhanced, integrated offer,” he said. “I know that both our combined customer bases and the wider market too will respond very positively to it.”
Harm Langen, CEO of Royal Pas Reform, comments: “We have been looking to build on our specialist expertise and grow our market in hatchery automation systems in the North American market, where we see a high level of automation in hatcheries. With the incorporation of Warrior Systems, we are delighted to be able to combine the great experience and expertise of Richard’s team with our own. We now have an even wider portfolio of integrated hatchery systems – which will allow us to service our customers better than ever before.”