Nepal-based Rungta Group has chosen Royal Pas Reform to build its new, single-stage integrated hatchery in Hetauda, Bagmati Province. The state-of-the-art installation–with a capacity of thirteen-million day-old broilers per year–includes SmartPro incubators, climate control and automation, making it one of the country’s most modern facilities. R&D, engineering and service capabilities will be provided by Royal Pas Reform’s regional sales and service centre in India.

Rungta Group, which is headquartered in Kathmandu, is a large and diverse agri-business. Founded in 1968, the company’s ambition is to play a major role in the future growth of the Nepalese poultry industry, and it has recently made significant investments in a breeder farm and hatchery–to supply day-old chicks throughout Nepal.

Rajesh Roongta, managing director of Rungta Group, says: “When we came to make our investment in these state-of-the-art facilities, our plan was to ensure the best outcomes for our customers. We believe that supplying high-quality broiler chicks ­ produced in a single-stage incubation process, giving superior post-hatch performance in the field, in terms of growth, mortality and feed conversions–is pivotal for the farmers of Nepal.”

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Venkitakrishnan, Royal Pas Reform’s sales director India & Nepal comments: “This is an important next step in our growth plans for the entire Indian sub-continent. We are delighted that such an important company as Rungta Group has chosen to work with us. I am sure that, as an integrated hatchery solutions supplier, we can prove to be a leading partner for Rungta Group across Nepal.”