Aviagen Broiler Breeders is a US multinational specialising in day-old grandparent and parent stock chicks.
The poultry breeding company has customers in 130 countries and its brands are among the most recognised and respected names in the poultry industry. Aviagen sells broilers under three brand names, the best known of which is Ross. For this type of broiler, the company is the market leader in Europe. Aviagen also serves several niche markets. The Rowan Range brand, for instance, was developed for selected segments such as the slower-growing organic and free-range markets. The Yield Plus is a specialty male with an excellent meat yield potential. Through genetic selection and its own research programmes, Aviagen promotes continuous improvements in animal welfare and sustainability.
Bolidt, a worldwide specialist in hygienic synthetic flooring for the poultry industry, has been supplying Aviagen since 2009. The flooring projects Bolidt has carried out for Aviagen included breeding facilities in Russia, Australia, France and Turkey. From its headquarters in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Bolidt flies over specialised application teams to check on site at the customer's premises whether local conditions meet all the requirements that are essential to achieving a good end result. The Bolidtop® flooring systems are then installed by Bolidt’s own specialists.
Aviagen chooses to work with Bolidt because of its strong reputation in the poultry sector. In making that choice, the American company also trusts the advice of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, which supplies the equipment for its breeding facilities. As strategic partners, Pas Reform and Bolidt have worked together closely on various projects. According to Pas Reform’s Commercial Director Bouke Hamminga, Bolidt leads the way when it comes to professionalism, quality and expertise and the hygienic Bolidt flooring systems have been proven to last for decades. “Our customers expect us to deliver innovative solutions. In order to do so we need strategic partners who can provide valuable input to us as well as to our customers. We know we can rely on Bolidt in that respect.”
Aviagen has selected the reliable Bolidtop®700 synthetic floor finish for many of its breeding facilities around the world. This system has proved itself in the poultry industry, which has the the strictest requirements regarding hygiene and safety. As diseases and contagion can have disastrous consequences, a top-quality floor finish is an absolute must in any breeding facility. The Bolidtop®700 system thus provides an important foundation for Aviagen’s success. The pressure, shock, impact and wear resistant Bolidtop®700 floor finish is a durable solution with an extremely long life. The growth of bacteria is prevented because the liquid-tight system has a seamless finish and a dirt-repellent surface. The Bolidtop®700 synthetic flooring system is resistant to high-pressure cleaning and chemicals, which makes it easy to clean and disinfect. Safety is another important issue for Aviagen. The surface of the Bolidtop®700 system remains slip resistant, even when the floor is wet, keeping employees safe from slipping accidents and falls at work.