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Ameta launches new Bulgarian facility with Royal Pas Reform integrated hatchery solutions

Ameta launches new Bulgarian facility with Royal Pas Reform integrated hatchery solutions

Photo L-R: Tsvetomir Genchev, Investment Project Manager Ameta - Niels Stam, Sales Director Royal Pas Reform - Ilia Marinov, Sales agent (Ecomat) - Ivan Teofilov, Hatchery Manager Ameta.

Ameta is one of Bulgaria’s largest food companies and a leader in poultry meat production. Part of the German PHW Group, the company supplies a comprehensive range of primarily fresh chicken-meat products, together with some frozen, for both the domestic market and for export throughout the European Union.

Ameta is in a process of integrating new facilities in the northeast part of Bulgaria – to provide the business with further expansion opportunities for the coming years. Construction of its greenfield ‘White Pines’ hatchery, near Razgrad, started in 2018 and it was commissioned at the end of 2019.

The facility is fitted with a range of Royal Pas Reform’s integrated hatchery systems and equipment, including SmartSetPro™ setters, with a capacity of 124.416 eggs each, and SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, with a capacity of 20.736 eggs each. Also installed is an egg setting line, chick-counting and boxing systems, inline washing machines and a vacuum waste system. Royal Pas Reform also designed and engineered the plant’s HVAC system.

This is Ameta’s second hatchery project with Royal Pas Reform. The first, a 3-stage...

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