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Aviagen executive team visits Arbor Acres Algeria

30 June 2017
Aviagen

A delegation of Aviagen® executive team members recently visited Arbor Acres® Algeria (AAA), Aviagen’s exclusive distributor in the country, to see the company’s expanded grandparent and hatchery investments first-hand and discuss its ongoing strategy for the growth of Arbor Acres in the Algerian market.

AAA’s ongoing expansion program will enable it to fully supply and service the Algerian parent stock market for Arbor Acres chicks within the next year. The company’s new 15,000- grandparent farm site will include state-of-the art housing and ventilation systems, automatic nest boxes and the highest level of biosecurity, and will allow for an additional capacity of 645,000 parent stock chicks per annum. The site is scheduled for completion in September. AAA’s planned hatchery expansion will double its parent stock output from 1.2 million to 2.4 million parent stock per year by 2018.

Aviagen was represented on the visit by Tom Exley, president, international business, and Michael Garden, business manager Middle East and Africa (MEA). They held an executive meeting with Rachid Kherbouche, owner of the Kherbouche Group, and Hachim Kherbouche, AAA general manager. Exley and Garden were accompanied on the visit by Aviagen’s Arbor Acres customer support team: Florian Blevin, Arbor Acres MEA commercial manager, and Zied Azzez technical service manager, as well as incubation specialist Tolga Erkus.

In January this year, Aviagen and AAA renewed their contract for the exclusive distribution of Arbor Acres parent stock in Algeria, which has been in place since 2010. Aviagen’s Arbor Acres MEA team works closely with AAA to service the local market and ensure customers are receiving the required support.

“The visit was an opportunity for Aviagen to extend thanks to AAA for its continued trust and commitment to the Arbor Acres brand,” said Exley. “This dedication has led to exceptional performance and growth in market share, which makes an ideal opportunity for further investment. Aviagen is proud to work with a distributor that shares the same values of quality, support, as well as a safe and secure supply.”

“The success of Arbor Acres in Algeria to date means we are very happy to go forward with plans to invest,” added Kherbouche. “Arbor Acres is evidently the right brand for the market. We are grateful to Aviagen for the accessible support and service from both the local Arbor Acres team and global specialists.”

About Aviagen
Since 1923, Aviagen® has established itself as the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River®, and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® are specialty breeding stock from Aviagen that offer greater flexibility for customers to meet specific or niche market requirements. The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., and joint ventures in Asia. Aviagen employs more than 3,900 people and has a distribution network serving customers in more than 100 countries.

For further information, please visit www.aviagen.com.


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