PPA: Equipment solutions for Africa’s poultry industry
Plasson SA (Pty) Ltd, trading as PPA (Poultry and Piggery Appliances), is one of South Africa’s oldest poultry equipment companies. It supplies a wide range of equipment and consumables to livestock farmers across the African continent.
PPA is able to offer clients full turnkey solutions on poultry houses, including building work; complete feeding systems; watering systems; and cooling, heating and ventilation systems. PPA has supplied close to 1,000 of these houses into the South African poultry market, and have helped their clients achieve outstanding results.
The company is an agent and distributor of some of the world’s best-known poultry equipment brands. These include:
PPA Automatic feeding-pan systems
The Plasson (Israel) automatic feeding-pan is a grill-less auto-flooding feeding pan, which is very practical, durable and technologically advanced.
PPA Laying-hen systems
Jansen Poultry Equipment (Dutch) designs and builds nests which provide hens with a comfortable and hygienic environment in which to lay their eggs. The sophisticated design and high-quality materials ensure high production of first-class eggs.
Poultry drinking systems
Plasson’s (Israel) poultry watering systems are customised for all types of poultry, from hatching to maturity of broilers, breeders, pullets, layers, turkeys and ducks.
SKOV (Denmark) develops, produces and sells state-of-the-art controllers and systems for climate solutions and production control for all types of livestock production.
PPA Automatic nests for breeders
Nestomatic (Israel) produces automatic nest boxes for breeders and floor hens which is sold worldwide with exceptional results and provides major cost savings in the operation of a layer hen site.
PPA prides itself on its after-sales service and support and carries a wide range of spare parts for all its product lines. PPA also employs its own qualified and highly skilled service technicians for initial installations, but also for after-sales support and back-up. Spares and support are critical when you supply ventilation systems, as any problem needs to be addressed and resolved urgently.
The current trend throughout the world is to build environmentally controlled poultry houses which provide the optimum environment for the birds to ensure top production and performance for the farmer. With the advanced and improved broiler genetics available to the industry these days, a producer has to provide the bird with the right conditions to perform in – otherwise, they will not get the desired results.
PPA knows and appreciates that proper ventilation in commercial poultry production is possible anywhere in the world, but the design and planning of such houses are critical. That is why the relevant climate in a specific region is first assessed when the design and planning are done, so as to ensure the correct solution and ventilation control system is supplied to a customer.
PPA has supplied complete broiler houses to some of South Africa’s most well-known poultry companies. It has also been involved in a number of government-promoted projects. The company is active in various African countries outside of South Africa, including Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.