Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Chicken Abattoir (RPA) : The Promising Chain

The building is located in an area of ​​2 ha in Argosari village, Bantul, Jogjakarta, and it just started its operation last April. This complex which is under PT Dagsap Enduro Eatore (Dagsap) consists of a food processing plant with meat as the raw material at the front, and a chicken slaughterhouse / abattoir (RPA) in the back. RPA cum processing plant is actually the business development of the processing plant in the industrial area of Sentul, Bogor.

To TROBOS Livestock (20/8), Ishana Mahisa, President Director of PT Dagsap Enduro Eatore said that the construction of the RPA began in September 2012 and completed in March 2014. "In April it started its operation with a capacity of 2,000 birds per hour; the maximum is 4,000 pieces per hour," he explained.

Dagsap is a new player in the business of RPA although in food processing business they are very experienced. The main reason why they were interested in building the RPA, Ishana revealed, was to meet the need of the plant raw material in the form of boneless chicken to their desired standard in addition to the increase of production cost efficiency. This chairman of National Meat Processors Association (Nampa) believed that RPA business oppurtinity was still wide open since the yearly growth of downstream business increased by 25 %  for the last 3 years.

PT Sujaya Group, another new player in RPA business, is actually an experienced player in the poultry industry. This integrator controls the upstream-downstream broiler business in West Kalimantan. And about 5 months ago (in March 2014) it began to operate an RPA business in Singkawang, West Kalimantan.

Gunawan, RPA Quality Control Manager at PT Sujaya Food Processing, said that it was Sujaya’s first RPA and it would reach all over West Kalimantan. "The next plan is to expand to Cikande, Tangerang or East Kalimantan," said Gunawan. In fact, Sujaya is also working on the development of processing plants in the same locations, which is expected to begin operations next year.

Still another player is PT Super Unggas Jaya (Suja), which is a group of Cheil Jedang Feed Indonesia. Currently, Suja is preparing for the construction of an RPA. As a matter of fact, they have been developing RPAs since 2012 in spite of being on a lease basis. According to Adi Nugroho, Marketing Sales of PT Super Unggas Jaya, first they cooperated with an RPA in Sukabumi in 2012, then in 2013 extended to an RPA in Serang and in 2014 with an RPA in Garut. So far, the total capacity of the three leased RPAs has reached 8 thousand up to 10 thousand birds per hour.

In terms of RPA development, old players such as PT Ciomas Adisatwa, Japfa Group and PT Wonokoyo Corporindo also continue to develop their RPAs. Plant Manager of RPA Ciomas Fejril Nizar said that Japfa’s RPA business which began in 1999 under the flag of PT Suri Tani Pemuka until now has managed 14 modern large-scale RPAs. "There are 10 RPAs under PT Ciomas, and 4 others are under So Good Food," said the man who is usually called this ferry. PT Ciomas’s other RPAs are in Bogor and Sadang for West Java, in Lampung and Medan for Sumatra, in Central Java, East Java, Bali, Kalimantan, and Makassar. And the average capacity is 2,500 birds per hour.

RPA Business development from time to time is also carried out by PT Wonokoyo Jaya Corporindo which was established in 1997. "We added RPA capacity in 2008 from 2,000 to 4,000 birds per hour, and in 2009 we opened a new RPA with a capacity of 1,000 birds per day," said Agus Widodo, Wonokoyo’s RPA Plant Manager.

Read this article completely in TROBOS Livestock magazine 180th ed, issued on Sept 2014

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