The storage of chicks is often done inefficiently. Transport-ready chicks are kept in a storage area and have to be loaded onto the truck once it arrives. Finding available on-site space that is both accessible from within the hatchery as to the truck often requires making compromises. The Interchangeable Chick Storage Unit cleverly uses the available space at loading docks.
The Interchangeable Chick Storage Unit can be placed at dock level in front of a loading dock. Trucks can reverse their chassis underneath the interchangeable unit, containing the transport-ready chicks, attach it and drive it to its destination. Once the truck is gone a new unit can be placed in which the next shipment can be stored. The interchangeable unit not only offers more energy and space-efficient chick storage, in comparison to traditional storage spaces, it speeds up the loading process and uses the available space in front of loading docks.
”We utilize the Heering Chick Storage Room for incoming shipments of poultry. Customs procedures and veterinary control at the border can take some time, and we want to be sure that the live animals are temporarily stored in optimum conditions. We pay a lot of attention to animal welfare so the addition of a Heering storage unit to our facilities was a logical next step.”
Henk Versteegh, Port & Terminal Manager, Stena Line
Martijn Nissen, Poultry Specialist at Heering: “Interested in how the Heering Chick Storage Room can add value to your business? Just send me a message.”