Located near to its layer farms, the new development will bring the company’s start-up capacity up to 1.5 million Hy-Line brown chicks per year.
Working with hatchery equipment supplier Pas Reform, the new hatchery will incorporate a SmartHeat incubator, for short periods of heat treatment during egg storage, four SmartSetPro-3 setters, each with a capacity of 57,600 hen eggs, two SmartSetPro-1 setters, each with a capacity of 19,200 hen eggs and seven SmartHatchPro hatchers, each with a capacity of 19,200 hen eggs.
Pas Reform will also supply and install climate control and hatchery automation systems for the Hoa Phat project.
Hoa Phat Poultry is a subsidiary of Vietnam’s leading steel maker Hoa Phat Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Vietnam.
According to Hoa Phat Poultry director, Le Tuan Anh, expansion into the agricultural sector is part of the group’s long-term strategy of business diversification.
Hoa Phat’s poultry sector strategy is to provide over 300 million high-quality, consumption eggs per year to the market from 2020. Bas Kanters, sales director Asia of Pas Reform, said: “Hoa Phat’s strategic investment in Vietnam’s poultry demonstrates their strong confidence in the growth potential for this region’s market. Pas Reform is delighted to have been chosen as their strategic partner for this expansion because of our state-of-the-art technologies and advanced installation capabilities.”