General Poultry Company to double production capacity
General Poultry Company (GPC), a leading supplier of locally produced fresh table eggs in Bahrain, is poised to implement an expansion plan to double its production capacity gradually. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Mumtalakat Bahrain and established in 1977, GPC represents Bahrain’s heritage in poultry farming and table egg production and currently produces 136,000 cartons of table eggs per annum, commanding a 65 per cent share of local table egg production, and 18pc of the total market supply. GPC’s farm is in Hamala, the Kingdom’s west agricultural zone.
The expansion plan, due to kick off in the second week of November 2020, will transform GPC into a fully automated enterprise operating with state-ofthe-art technology, the highest level of biosecurity and premium food safety standards within the poultry farming and table egg production category. Eight new facilities GPC has commissioned Big Dutchman, Germany, the world’s leading poultry feeding systems and housing equipment manufacturer, to build the farm equipment for, eight new, modern, houses which will serve as bird rearing and egg production facilities.
GPC has also partnered with MOBA, a leading global manufacturer of grading, packing and processing equipment in the egg industry in The Netherlands, to provide state-of-the-art grading and packing machinery. Bokhowa Group, a leading Bahraini construction company, was awarded the construction project for the expansion, through a public bidding process. The contract was signed by Wael A. Itani, CEO of GPC and Hisham Bokhowa, Operations Director of Bokhowa Group in the presence of Sami Zainal, Chairman of GPC and Anis Kumar, General Manager Bokhowa Group at GPC’s offices in Hamala.
Groundbreaking will occur in the second week of November 2020 and construction of the Bird and Rearing houses and packing and storage facilities is slated to be completed by August 2021. Recruitment “We will continue to recruit and develop Bahraini talent and offer them the opportunity to learn, grow and make a difference to our organization, and society,” Itani said. “Capitalizing on local talent and nurturing a team of trustworthy leaders and co-workers is an essential element for our success.”