Meyn, the manufacturer of poultry processing machinery, is to withdraw from Russia, according to Russian newspaper Vedomosti.
The Dutch company has extensive business in Russia, with its equipment installed in 75% of poultry units, the report states. The newspaper cites a letter from the company sent to chicken producers. The reason for leaving the country is not mentioned in the document, but hundreds of businesses have cut ties with the country since the invasion of Ukraine last year.
Meyn has been asked for comment by Poultry Business.
Vedomosti spoke to poultry businesses in Russia, that told the newspaper it would be hard find a replacement for the Dutch company. One senior poultry business manager said problems with the supply of spare parts from Meyn began in February 2022. “The final withdrawal from Russia does not look unexpected,” he said.
The lack of spare parts is likely to be one of the biggest problems, and routine servicing of equipment. One manager said Meyn had previously recommended that 10% of the cost of the equipment should be allocated annually for spare parts.