Singapore Poultry Hub Pte Ltd (SPH) is setting up the first smart and green factory for the poultry industry in Singapore. Singapore Poultry Hub is a joint venture among five parties, namely Mr Tan Chin Long and four poultry producers and processors – Tong Huat Poultry Processing Factory, Kee Song Holdings Pte Ltd, Sinmah Holdings (S) Pte Ltd and Tysan Food Pte Ltd. All of the parties are involved in the business of trading in or distributing fresh chicken products in Singapore. SPH will provide slaughtering services for all the applicants, achieving greater economies of scale and cost savings.
The project is being enabled by a SGD 40 million (USD 29 million) loan secured from United Overseas Bank (UOB). SPH will work with partners such as the Singapore government’s trade and enterprise development agency, Enterprise Singapore, to employ Industry 4.0 technologies, such as robotics and the industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) at the new factory. The smart factory will feature a new waste management system to reduce the amount of waste generated by the poultry processors. Instead of disposing all the poultry waste, the system will convert part of it into protein for use as an ingredient for livestock feed. This will help improve the sustainability of the operations and reduces waste by 60 tons per day.
The innovative waste management system is an example of a program called FoodInnovate led by Enterprise Singapore. Under FoodInnovate, Enterprise Singapore collaborates with Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB), Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI), JTC Corporation (JTC) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to grow Singapore’s food manufacturing industry through innovation.
(Sources: United Overseas Bank; The Straits Times)