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Galina-Perrot reinforces market position with major hatchery upgrade

5 July 2021, at 8:30am

French poultry company Galina-Perrot has chosen Petersime for an extensive hatchery upgrade with more modern single-stage incubation equipment. Galina-Perrot’s partnership with Petersime and CIDAPE, French distributor for Petersime incubators and equipment, goes back to the broiler hatchery’s start-up in the 1960s. The addition of 150 Petersime BioStreamer™ incubators, the latest phase in the project, will be completed in 2022.

After using conventional incubators to supply day-old chicks for almost 50 years, Galina-Perrot introduced its first single-stage AirStreamer™ incubators into operation in 2008. The following decade, the hatchery added several BioStreamer™ setters and hatchers. Comparing the results of both incubation concepts confirmed Galina-Perrot’s intuition that switching from conventional incubators to AirStreamer™ and BioStreamer™ would bring the hatchery multiple benefits, such as higher chick quality and hatchability, and much more. By 2017, one third of Galina-Perrot’s machine capacity consisted of single-stage Petersime incubators. To further optimise the entire hatchery’s technical performance and chick quality, Galina-Perrot has decided to replace the remaining conventional incubation equipment and has chosen to work with Petersime again to achieve the best possible hatchery results.

Mr Ali Hamiroufou, Head of Hatchery Operations at Galina-Perrot, said: “With Petersime’s BioStreamer™ incubators, we have been able to fine-tune and substantially improve our incubation processes. Partnering with Petersime and CIDAPE means continuous support. The technical and technological innovations of Petersime’s incubators, more specifically the easy operation and maintenance, and availability of spare parts speak to us. We especially appreciate the responsiveness in case technical support is needed and the expert advice from Petersime’s incubation specialists.”

By next year, the installation of 78 BioStreamer™ 12S setters and 72 4H hatchers, all equipped with Operational Excellence Technology™, will be completed. Petersime and CIDAPE also offer the additional service to take over customers’ current inventory of used incubators. The upgrade to the newer generation of incubators is organised in phases, enabling Galina-Perrot to remain operational in every step of the renovation plan.

As a member of the European agri-food group LDC, Galina-Perrot’s current production capacity is 2.85 million day-old chicks per week.