Al-Watania Grand Parents introduced our advanced poultry transport technology in the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia (KSA). They acquired two Heering 90 chick carriers to transport their 4 million Parent Stock day-old chicks per year in the KSA and neighbouring Gulf States. At Heering, we are excited that Al-Watania Grand Parents has chosen our poultry transport products to secure the delivery of their day-old chicks.

Al-Watania Poultry is the largest poultry establishment in the Middle-East, and a major poultry company worldwide. It is a fully integrated operation. They cover a total area of 230km², including housing, industrial and technical sectors. With a 7,000-person workforce on board, Al-Watania Poultry is processing one-million (1M) Broiler Chickens and one and a half-million (1,5M) Table Eggs per day.

It was a pleasure to meet the Al-Watania Poultry team in Riyadh. They were looking for solutions that provide the best possible airflow for their Parent Stock day-old chicks. After this visit and further research, Al-Watania Grand Parents decided that Heering offers the most appropriate solutions to distribute their Parent Stock day-old chicks in optimal conditions.

Both Heering 90s are equipped with stainless steel filters, customized trolleys for cardboard boxes, interior disinfection systems, and sufficient cool-capacity. Furthermore, Al-Watania Grand Parents has chosen additional desert cooling to meet the extreme climate conditions that could reach up to 55 °C. This is achieved using pads that cool and humidify the incoming air by evaporation of water. Additionally, the system works as an air purifier, filtering dust and sand from the unit. They also added a back-up generator for additional safety, and the Heering link track and trace to follow and analyze their trips. The units were shipped as a turnkey solution and are ready to use after arrival in the KSA. On-site staff training including a first delivery completed the package.

Mr. Mohammed Hamad Al-Shayea, Vice President of Production Sector at Al-Watania Poultry, said, ‘’Our transport distances in Saudi Arabia are long and we have extreme climate conditions. We have done extensive research, approached several contacts and conclude that Heering offers the best appropriate solutions for our transport needs.’’

‘’We are proud of the co-operation with Al-Watania Poultry in Saudi Arabia, and that they have selected us as a partner for their Parent Stock day-old chick transport. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership between our companies’’, says Erik Hoekstra, Sales Director of Heering.

About Al-Watania Poultry
Al-Watania Poultry is one of the largest poultry establishments in the Middle-East region. The main office of the company is located in Al-Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On a surface of over 230 square kilometers near the city, they are producing poultry and table eggs for the domestic and regional export markets. For more information, please visit

About Heering
Heering, established in 1865, is a specialized company in the development of innovative and sustainable poultry transport solutions. The family-operated company has earned its position as leading manufacturers of day-old chick transport through decades of research into the biological and physiological aspects of birds in transit. Heering’s comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the poultry chain offers our customers complete confidence and peace of mind. For more information, please visit the page ABOUT US.