Saudi Arabian Poultry Integrator Invests in New Software

SAUDI ARABIA - One of the leading poultry businesses in the Middle East, Arasco Foods, has signed an agreement with MTech Systems to purchase computer software for its integrated activities.
calendar icon 29 September 2014
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The agreement provides a full suite of modules covering parent stock breeder production through to hatchery, broiler growing, processing and logistics operations.

“We shall be providing a complete vertical software solution for Arasco Foods in Saudi Arabla,” said Jim Johnston, director of MTech Systems Europe. “Arasco will be implementing our full suite of modules right through to transport of finished goods to market. Interfacing with the group’s existing SAP ERP system, our software will provide key performance information, costings, volume forecasting and production planning.’

John Ross, president of Arasco Foods, said the new solutions and software would automate all their data and procedures in just one system, helping to enhance their competitiveness and future development.

“Our aim is to upgrade the data and be able to access it easily and timely which will be reflected in the financial control and monitoring, in planning quality and in helping us to make the right decision at the right time,” he stated.

John Ross, added: “The MTech software will give us the visibility we require in performance reporting, costings and forward planning that will assist us greatly in driving efficiencies to improve our overall business performance.”

Established in 1983, Arasco has grown into one of the most significant poultry producers in Saudi Arabia with products marketed under the ‘entaj’ brand. Its output is over 40 million birds a year, with plans to treble this in the foreseeable future.

Arasco Foods owns a highly advanced processing plant at Riyadh where air chilling achieves a premium product while conserving large amounts of water. The company holds a reputation for maintaining high standards of product safety, presentation, high-class features and dedication to environmental friendliness.

MTech Systems has more than 20 years’ experience working with the livestock industry on a global scale. By integrating information from every aspect of the business into a single data base, it offers a highly efficient way of managing data while providing a ‘live protein’ system with complete farm to fork traceability.

Charlotte Rowney

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