Charoen expands in eastern Indonesia

18-06-2008 | |

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.

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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