Big Dutchman Receives Major Order from Al Ajban Poultry Farms

ABU DHABI - Big Dutchman from Vechta, Germany has recently signed a contract with Al Ajban Poultry Farms in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an expansion of already well-established farms.
calendar icon 12 June 2014
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The new contract covers the supply of poultry equipment for six broiler production houses and nine houses for broiler breeder management.

Al Ajban is the first poultry producer in the UAE to have a fully integrated array of farms to include all forms of production and processing in poultry. The innovative company was also first to install automatic nest system inclusive automatic egg collection, and produces an average of 13 million hatching eggs annually. This contract follows a considerable commitment to Big Dutchman, who has previously supplied Al Ajban Poultry with multiple houses in 2012.

About the impressive follow-up order, Vechta-based Area Sales Manager, Khalid Abdelrahman, said: “We are honoured that we have once again been selected by Al Ajban Poultry Farms as their trusted partner, and to have the opportunity to further strengthen our relationship.”

The two companies have had dealings since 2011, and Mr Abdelrahman along with Dr Yasser El Shamy, the project manager of Al Ajban Poultry will be managing the current expansion.

Modern poultry production at Al Ajban Poultry Farms

Being the only end-to-end poultry operation in the whole of Emirates, Al Ajban Poultry Farms is deemed one of the most modern farms in poultry farming. The company commenced a complete poultry integration project between 2009 and 2010. This project, therefore, expanded the business to include not only houses for breeder management and hatcheries but also a processing plant and a feed mill, amongst others.

They are, however, not done yet; the company is in the process of planning a transformation of bringing all its facilities up to international HACCP standards, that is, Hazard analysis and critical control points. This is in order to adhere strictly to the highest standards of production performance, hygiene, bio-security, nutrition, protection of poultry stock against diseases and product safety.

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Mr Khalid Abdelrahman, Big Dutchman Area Sales Manager (left), Dr Yasser El Shami, Al Ajban Poultry Project Manager (middle) and Mr Hamad Al Ameni, CEO Al Ajban Poultry (right)

Poultry equipment supplier Big Dutchman

Big Dutchman is the world’s largest equipment supplier for modern poultry production. The product range includes traditional and computer-controlled feeding and housing equipment as well as state-of-the-art systems for climate control and exhaust air treatment.The scope varies from small to large, fully integrated turn-key farms. Big Dutchman offers its customers all options – from the planning to the commissioning.

The Big Dutchman history dates back to 1938. Back then, the company founders invented the world’s first automatic feeding system. Today, the company head office is in Vechta, Germany, where 850 of the around 2,500 worldwide employees work. The reliable systems from the German poultry equipment supplier can be found across all five continents and in more than 100 countries. The Big Dutchman Group achieved most recently an annual turnover of approximately €732 million.

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