Dutch company Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies has announced hatchery projects in France, India, Algeria and Guatemala.

Couvoir Francois, a family-owned hatchery in Saint Hernin, France, updated its hatchery operation with a changeover to Pas Reforms’ SmartHatch hatchers in January 2010. In phase two, it will install the company’s SmartSet setters. Owned and run by the Glevarec family, Couvoir Francois has operated in the Brittany region for three decades and specializes in the production of day-old, premium-strain broilers. The company has also diversified by commercializing Labelle broilers, a slower-growing breed for an expanding market segment in France.

Indian integrated broiler producer Sneha Farms will fit a new hatchery in Hyderabad 18 SmartSet 115 Setters and 18 SmartHatch Hatchers to produce 600,000 day-old chicks per week.


In Guatemala, Granja Rosanda integrated broiler company is expanding with a new hatchery that includes SmartSet setters, SmartHatch hatchers and a Pas hatchery climate conditioning package. The construction of Granja Rosanda’s new hatchery represents the largest Smart incubation project in Guatemala to date.

Algerian feed manufacturer Groupe Kherbouche is working with Pas Reform to develop a new grandparent hatchery in Tlemcen, Algeria, for Aviagen Arbor Acres stock. Pas Reform will supply Smart incubation technology and a complete hatchery ventilation system.