Cobb China, a subsidiary of Cobb-Vantress, announces the completion of its hatchery expansion in Hubei. China is a strategically important market, and Cobb has invested in China for more than 10 years. In addition, Cobb has continued to invest in in the Asia-Pacific region to support genetic progress and help secure product supply.
This recent expansion of the hatchery will increase capacity by 60 percent and positions Cobb well to meet the growing demands of the China market. The hatchery currently employs 68 people and will add another 13 in 2024.
“We are fully committed to our business in China," said Roy Mutimer, vice president of Cobb Asia-Pacific and EMEA. “We are glad to acknowledge Cobb as the breed of choice in the China market. The newly expanded hatchery capacity will enable us to meet the growing demand for Cobb breeding stock in the country."
Kongyang Zhu, who leads Cobb’s efforts in China, commented, “I would like to thank our team members for the great success of Cobb China. The goal of Cobb China is to produce chicks of the highest quality standard. We have witnessed team work, dedication and attention-to-detail, all of which made this goal a reality.”
Located in Suizhou city, Hubei province, the hatchery was divided into two phases. Phase one was completed in September 2016, while phase two was started in December 2022.