Avicola La Guasima invests in Royal Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ technologies to develop Venezuela’s leading hatchery

Weekly hatch capacity of 1.2 million eggs
calendar icon 8 May 2023
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Avicola La Guasima, the family-run business based in Valencia, Venezuela, is investing in a new, integrated SmartPro™ broiler hatchery from Royal Pas Reform, which will include SmartPro™ incubators, a HVAC climate control system and full automation.

The Quercia family chose to work with Royal Pas Reform to achieve its ambition of creating Venezuela’s leading hatchery – both in terms of efficiency and also to ensure maximum bio-security, quality and traceability for its chicks.

From left, Camilo Lesti, Project Investment Manager; Luis Silva, Production Manager; Airton Murarolli, Consultant; Bouke Hamminga, Royal Pas Reform’s Sales and Marketing Director; Antonio Quercia, CEO; Antonio Figuera, CFO; Ranulfo Ortiz, Royal Pas Reform America Development Business; Elias Maica, General Manager AVEPORK USA LLC; Felix Martinez, Project Manager

The new hatchery is equipped with 30x SmartSetPro™-6 setters, with a capacity of 132,192 eggs each, and 30x SmartHatchPro™ hatchers, each with a capacity of 22,032 hatching eggs. The two separate hatch rooms will create a weekly setting capacity of more than 1.2 million eggs. The facility is scheduled to be operational by Spring 2023.

The SmartCenterPro™ hatchery information software will super-connect data from the entire hatchery. Integrated data from incubation, climate control and hatchery automation systems produces a unique cycle report for every batch of eggs, including full traceability information with details of chick uniformity, setter and hatcher climate, hatchery climate and alarms.

The fully integrated solution does not stop when installation is complete. Avicola La Guasima and Royal Pas Reform have worked together to customize a SmartCare™ preventative maintenance and hatchery support contract that will proactively involve both company’s teams to maintain optimum hatchery performance.

“The building has been designed to optimize work-flow efficiencies and bio-security,” says Dr. Luis Silva, Production Manager at Avicola La Guasima. “Royal Pas Reform’s SmartPro™ setters and hatchers have been developed with maximum bio-security in mind. Moreover, SmartCenterPro™ software is a powerful tool that enables us to deliver full traceability.”

The company’s CEO, Antonio Quercia, comments, "We are really satisfied with all the technical support and engineering development of the project. In Royal Pas Reform we have a partner that can provide us with absolutely everything and this has allowed us to make the decision to handle the latest technology available in the incubation field with confidence.”

Royal Pas Reforms Sales and Marketing Director, Bouke Hamminga comments: “This is a milestone for Royal Pas Reform and the Venezuelan industry. As the world's only provider of fully integrated hatchery solutions, it is a truly exceptional opportunity for us to supply and install a project of this size and caliber.”

Henry Arts

Marketing Director at Royal Pas Reform
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