IKO Poland and Mexico's Nutripollo are expanding with agreements for Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies' SmartPro incubators.
IKO Poland purchased the incubators in 2011 to more than double its hatchery capacity to 750,000 day-old chicks per week. Along with the production increase, the company's plant has modernized its cooling system, slaughter livestock unloading process, production management and packaging methods. Nutripollo’s existing hatchery is being completely renovated, to replace 30-year-old incubation equipment with six SmartSetPro setters and six SmartHatchPro hatchers. In phase two, due for completion in the first quarter of 2013, a new extension, also equipped with incubators, will double hatchery capacity.