News last update:7 Aug 2012

Charoen expands in eastern Indonesia

PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia (CPIN), animal feed and processed chicken manufacturer, will spend Rp 350 billion (US$37.5 million) in the remainder of this year to expand sales in east Indonesia.

Vice president Thomas Effendy said the firm planned to build a new feed mill in Lampung, South Sumatra, to compliment another under construction in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

"The feed mill in Makassar will cost Rp 54 billion and the one in Lampung, Rp 30 billion. Both will have a capacity of 300,000 tons per year," Thomas said after a shareholders meeting.

"We aim to increase our DOCs (day-old chicks) production by 20 percent to 576 million chicks, and our processed chicken output by 50 percent to 42,000 tons," Thomas said.

In 2007, the company bred 480 million chicks and produced 28,000 tons of processed chicken. "We also want to increase our feed production capacity to 2.3 million tons this year from 2 million tons last year," he said.

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