Cobb Opens World Class Commercial Trial Facility in Holland

NETHERLANDS - More than 400 people from the Dutch poultry industry attended the official opening of the latest Cobb commercial trial facility in Holland described as a ‘world class’ asset.
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Matthew Wilson, Cobb Europe technical manager, said the event provided the perfect opportunity to show the industry the level of investment the company was prepared to put into this market.

“This unique, state-of-the-art trial facility will allow Cobb to continue its unrivalled technical support to customers not only in Europe, Middle East and Africa but globally, and we are very proud to have this world class facility and the Simmes family to aid us in this objective” he said.

The guests were given tours of the facility by the Cobb Dutch technical team and farm manager, Hein Simmes-Schoorlemmer.

The unit at Flevoland in central Netherlands is part of a major investment in product development and trials facilities, alongside the €13 million (US$16 million) project to double the size of the Cobb research complex at Herveld in Gelderland.

The trial facility boasts the latest technology providing a totally commercial environment. Equipped with state-of-the-art controls, the facility will house 40,000 birds within 24 compartments, giving the farm manager complete control of feed and water for each compartment.

Left to right: Pelayo Casanovas (Cobb Europe - sales and technical director), Greetje and Hein Simmes-Schoorlemmer farm managers, and Wout van Wolfswinkel (Cobb Europe parent stock sales manager)
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