Russia’s Cherkizovo Group will place Pas Reform’s single-stage incubation and hatchery technologies in its new poultry complex.

The installation, due towards the end of 2013, will include 108 SmartSetPro setters, each with capacity for 115,200 eggs, 20 smaller 57,600 capacity SmartSetPro setters and 152 SmartHatchPro hatchers. The comprehensive installation also includes a complete line of hatchery automation systems, with automated egg receiving, egg transfer and chick handling and a hatchery climate control system that incorporates energy-saving heat recovery systems. With annual production set at 240 million eggs per year, high levels of automation have been commissioned to reduce labor costs and save time while delivering accuracy and efficiency in production and promoting high quality in the day-old chicks, according to the companies.