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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Al Ajban Poultry Farms picks Big Dutchman for expansion project
Big Dutchman’s Khalid Abdelrahman, left, and Hamad Al Ameri, CEO of Al Ajban Poultry Farms, sign a contract that marks Big Dutchman’s selection to provide equipment for the Al Ajban Poultry Farms expansion.
Big Dutchman, a leading equipment supplier for modern poultry production, has signed a contract for an expansion project with Al Ajban Poultry Farms, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract is for the expansion of already well-established farms and covers the supply of poultry equipment for six broiler production houses and nine houses for broiler breeder management.
Al Ajban is the first poultry producer in the UAE to have a fully integrated array of farms to include all forms of production and processing in poultry. The innovative company was also first to install automatic nest system inclusive automatic egg collection, and produces an average of 13 million hatching eggs annually.
Big Dutchman, Al Ajban Poultry Farms continues relationship
The latest contract follows a considerable commitment to Big Dutchman, based out of Vechta, Germany, who previously supplied Al Ajban Poultry with multiple houses in 2012.
"We are honored that we have once again been selected by Al Ajban Poultry Farms as their trusted partner, and to have the opportunity to further strengthen our relationship," commented the Vechta-based area sales manager Khalid Abdelrahman. The two companies have had dealings since 2011, and Abdelrahman, along with Dr. Yasser El Shamy, the project manager of Al Ajban Poultry, will be managing the current expansion.
Modern poultry production at Al Ajban Poultry Farms
Being the only end-to-end poultry operation in the UAE, Al Ajban Poultry Farms is deemed a leader in modern poultry farming. The company commenced a complete poultry integration project between 2009 and 2010. This project therefore expanded the business to not only include houses for breeder management and hatcheries, but also a processing plant and a feed mill.
They are, however, not done yet. The company is in the process of planning a transformation of bringing all facilities up to international standards for hazard analysis and critical control points. This is in order to adhere strictly to the highest standards of production performance, hygiene, biosecurity, nutrition, protection of poultry stock against diseases and product safety.