Charmfre, HatchTech sign agreement for new broiler hatchery

charmeHatchTech, a Netherlands-based solutions provider for superior chick quality, and Charmfre, a South Korean poultry processing facility, have signed an agreement to build a new turn-key broiler hatchery in South-Korea

The hatchery will be situated in Gunsan area and will have a capacity of 1.5mn eggs per week. HatchTech will deliver the entire package of incubation solutions from setters and hatchers to heating, cooling and ventilation equipment.

Chairman Kim of Charmfre, explained, “We looked at the results from another HatchTech hatchery here in Korea, Cherry Bro, and were really impressed. During the whole incubation process, the temperature was very consistent, resulting in outstanding chick quality. After seeing the results, we were certain we wanted to implement HatchTech’s incubation technology in our new hatchery.”

Chairman Kim was referring to HatchTech’s laminar airflow concept in the incubator. This airflow is said to be created using specially designed perforated radiators. These radiators create pressure differences in the incubator and divide the air into a stream of parallel air layers. This technique ensures that the airflow is exactly the same at every location in the machine and that the optimum temperature is supplied to each egg, resulting in a superior and highly uniform chick quality.

Marc de Visser, international sales manager, HatchTech, said, “Charmfre and HatchTech both have years of experience in broiler production. It’s great that our solutions will be implemented in the hatchery of Charmfre’s subsidiary Ganong. I’m sure our concept will add value to the Korean poultry market. We’re already looking forward to the first hatch of chicks.”

The hatchery is expected to be operational at the end of 2019.

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