Belgian technology for poultry industry | Sunday Observer

Belgian technology for poultry industry

Delmo Chicken and Agro (Pvt) Limited, a poultry production and processing company with its range of products marketed throughout the island under the brand name Delmo, has stepped up on a major upgrade in its capacity.

The company very recently constructed a state-of-the-art hatcheries supplied by Petersime BV of Belgium, and is now capable of producing 500,000 day-old chicks per month. The new hatchery which is located off the Kubukgete area in Kurunegala also consists of a fully pre-fabricated building including air handling. Founded by L. A. Sumith Perera in 1988, as a backyard poultry operation, Delmo has consistently grown to a household brand today and with the recent expansion strategy it is now considered as one of the largest poultry and agri companies in the country.

Chairman and Managing Director of Delmo Chicken and Agro Pvt Ltd., Sumith Perera said, “Sri Lanka is known to be the foremost modern poultry industry in the South Asian region. The new hatchery is a proud moment for the Delmo family and goes onto exhibit the continued effort of the domestic poultry industry in investing in modern scientific technology.”

Its boiler production farms, processing plants and equipment are equipped with the latest evolving technologies which are on par with international standards and these are well reflected in the company’s certifications and accreditations such as GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000 amongst various others with all its products halal certified.

Delmo has earned a reputation for product quality and excellence in customer satisfaction throughout the years in a market where chicken meat is popular due to its affordability and versatile source of protein, a company spokesman said.