December 8, 2020
Japfa Comfeed chooses Pas Reform's Smart™ technology for hatchery extension in Bali, Indonesia
PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk, one of Indonesia's leading integrated agri-food businesses, has further expanded production capacity at its hatchery in Tukadaya, Bali, by installing a range of Royal Pas Reform's Smart™ technologies, Royal Pas Reform announced last month.
The facility now has a total capacity of 32 million day old chicks per year.
The project was for six SmartSetPro™- six setters, including Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF) and Energy Saving Modules (ESMs). AMF fine-tunes incubation environments to the needs of growing embryos and ESMs reduce energy consumption.
In addition, Japfa installed six SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, including SmartWatch™, Hatchery Automation and Climate Control. SmartWatch™ is a unique tool for hatch-window control, which creates ideal conditions for chicks to hatch by optimising the humidity and CO2 inside the hatcher. It monitors and adjusts the hatching process automatically, from the day of transfer through to the hatching of the last chicks, eliminating any need for human intervention.
Japfa launched its Tukadaya operation in 2014 when it installed 12 SmartSetPro™ setters, 12 SmartHatchPro™ hatchers and a full climate control system. A SmartCenter™ hatchery information system was installed to monitor and record every incubation cycle. Royal Pas Reform also provided hatchery management training, together with ongoing service and technical support.
Gusi Ketut Wirata, Japfa Comfeed Indonesia's east area hatchery lead, said: "We chose to extend our use of Royal Pas Reform's advanced SmartPro™ single-stage incubation technologies to help us deliver premium quality broilers with high uniformity throughout the integration and achieve a superior retail product."
"Results are superior and have exceeded our expectations in terms of hatchability percentage and chick quality," said hatchery manager Mustiko Nur Setyo.
Bas Kanters, Royal Pas Reform's sales director, said: "We are delighted to have been involved in the Tukadaya hatchery extension project with Japfa Comfeed.
"It builds on the already successful business partnership we have enjoyed since we helped to launch it five years ago, and was a natural extension of the facility when the decision was made to expand its capacity. It speaks volumes to the long-term relationships we forge with our customers, based on providing the latest technologies and delivering exceptional service."
- Pas Reform