Servolux Agro Company (based in Mogilev) has commissioned the poultry procession shop that had undergone massive upgrading, Director Yevgeni Baskin told Interfax.
According to the source, the modernized shop will enable the company to considerably expand output and improve product quality, as well as cut production costs and reduce energy consumption. The shop is fitted with equipment made by the Netherlands' Meyn company that has a capacity of 6,000 head of poultry per hour.
According to the director, the modernization project cost the company BYR 11.2 billion.
As was formerly reported, since 2003 Servolux had been investing heavily in the reconstruction programme at Mogilev Broiler Poultry Farm. Eventually, Mogilev Broiler Poultry Farm OJSC, was converted into Servolux Agro October 1, 2007 after Servolux Private Unitary Enterprise purchased the poultry farm as a property complex. Servolux Agro now includes the poultry farm proper, milk and meat producing facilities as well as a grocery farm.
Now that Servolux Agro has installed new hatching equipment at the poultry farms, with energy-saving technologies employed. Besides, the facilities by the Netherlands' Meyn company are expected to boost the capacity of Servolux Agro's slaughterhouse twofold.
Mogilev-based Servolux Private Unitary Enterprise (affiliated with Servolux LLC, USA) commissioned Belarus' first European-class incubator in early January 2007, which will breed young and fresh chickens for Servolux Agro.
Today Servolux Agro occupies 885 persons whose average salary is BYR 960,000 (against BYR 190,000 in 2003).
Servolux was set up in 1999 as a private trader and producer dealing in agricultural products and textiles.
The company imports basic materials for fodder production, breeding materials from Europe's large Agricultural Holding Company Nutreco (Netherlands).
Servolux also imports to Belarus swine-breeding technologies and facilities from Europe, mineral fertilisers and herbicides and insecticides from Russia.