American broiler breeding company Cobb-Vantress has opened a new production site in China.
Cobb-Vantress is global market leader in the development and production of breeding stock for the broiler industry.
The company, which celebrates its centenary in 2016 and has customers in more than 120 countries, markets brand name chicks including the Cobb500, the most kept broiler in the world. Cobb-Vantress has breeding farms all over the world. Last year, the company opened a new production site in Suizhou, west of Shanghai. The new complex is Cobb-Vantress’ first location in China and was developed especially to meet specific customer demands in Asia. The production site consists of two import facilities, two breeding farms and a parent stock hatchery. A total of about 200 people will be working at the site.
Hygiene and safety
With its new production site, Cobb-Vantress wants to take the Chinese broiler sector to a higher level and bring its quality standards to the Chinese market. In short, this means supplying animals with the best genetic make-up that are free from both MS and MG as well as salmonella. Safety and animal health were thus given the highest priority in the design and construction of the production complex in China. This, together with a well-trained work force, is considered vital to consistently delivering top quality products.
The Bolidtop® flooring systems have a liquid-tight, seamless finish and meet the strictest HACCP-related safety standards and requirements set by Cobb-Vantress.
The flooring at the production site plays a crucial role in achieving a safe and germ free environment. Just like it did before for other production locations in countries such as the Netherlands, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, Cobb-Vantress chose Bolidt flooring for its Chinese site. In Suizhou, the Bolidtop®700 system was installed. This flooring system meets the strictest requirements of the poultry industry in terms of hygiene and safety.
The Bolidtop® 700 system has a pore-free surface. This makes it impossible for bacteria to settle into the floor. The growth of bacteria is also prevented, because the system has a seamless and dirt repellent finish. The Bolidt floor can be properly cleaned and disinfected as well, since the Bolidtop®700 system is resistant to high pressure cleaning and chemicals. At the same time, this synthetic floor finish helps to ensure the safety of the employees in Suizhou. As the floor maintains its slip resistant qualities even when wet, there is no risk of employees slipping during the production process or when cleaning the floor. Based on all these product advantages of the Bolidtop®700 system, Bolidt has built an excellent reputation in the poultry industry as a supplier of top quality flooring systems.
Another advantage: Bolidt works with its own specialist application teams in order to guarantee the best possible end result. For the production complex in Suizhou, Bolidt also flew over a Dutch application team to install the Bolidtop® 700 system.