Thai Foods Group (TFG), a leading player in the integrated food business with facilities in both Thailand and Vietnam, continues to expand its chicken production operations. In 2018 TFG will raise its daily processing capacity to 600,000 chickens, up from 540,000 in the previous year.
TFG’s Thai Foods Poultry Farm division will invest in a new broiler hatchery in the Sa Kaeo Province, in the east of Thailand, about 200 km from Bangkok and near to the Cambodian border.
Pas Reform has previously equipped three other hatchery projects for TFG. For this new hatchery Pas Reform will install 36 SmartSetPro 6 setters with a 115,200 egg-capacity, 36 SmartHatchPro hatchers with a 19,200 egg-capacity and the SmartCenterPro hatchery management system to ensure precise, consistent process control. Pas Reform will also supply the full range of hatchery automation including egg handling, egg candling and transfer, washing and waste handling equipment.
Headquartered in Ayutthaya, 100 km north of Bangkok, TFG was founded in 1987 by chief executive officer Winai Teawsomboonkij, who began operating his first chicken farm with a capacity of 20,000 chickens in the Lopburi province of Thailand. The company developed to become a multi-livestock business that includes a highly effective, vertically integrated poultry supply chain with breeder facilities, hatcheries, feed mills and processing plants. In 2014 TFG converted to a public company and changed its name to Thai Foods Group Public Company Limited.
Bas Kanters, sales director Asia at Pas Reform Technologies, said: “As a major player in the international arena, we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Thai Foods Group again.
“The current project is a logical next step in their aim to grow in the region. Their decision to work with Pas Reform for the latest hatchery is an important show of confidence in our products and in the partnership we have established with them.”
The building of the new hatchery is due for completion in September 2018.