Hawa Chicken is a Lebanese poultry farm that was founded in 1957 and sells poultry products and eggs to customers throughout Lebanon. Hawa is a fully integrated company, allowing it to deliver superior products directly from its own hatcheries. In addition to providing quality products, the company distinguishes itself with its unrivaled dedication to service. For example, only the best poultry breeds are used and it employs a team of its own veterinarians, agricultural specialists and food experts. Additionally, the latest technology is used for poultry production and Hawa works according to the highest industry standards in the field of hygiene.
Hawa Chicken supplies a wide range of poultry products ranging from fresh, pre-packaged, ready-made and frozen chicken and chicken products to fresh eggs. The aim is to be the most important company in the Middle East in the field of poultry production and distribution, thereby improving the well-being and quality of life in the region. Hawa's mission is focused on maximizing customer satisfaction, offering value for money and providing trust through integrity. The company therefore works according to the highest quality, hygiene and safety standards in accordance with the values and traditions of its customers. By always opting for the latest technologies, the company wants to continuously improve itself. In a performance-oriented environment, Hawa motivates its employees to get the most from themselves. Hawa also works sustainably with a focus on minimizing waste and on preserving the environment.
The main concern of Hawa is customer satisfaction. The R&D team therefore focuses primarily on customer needs instead of products. For this, it is constantly in contact with customers through surveys, suggestions and complaints. In this way, Hawa focuses on further improving existing products and services and introducing innovations, where possible and required. Another concern is the efficiency of the work; the multidisciplinary team is constantly looking for the best possible development process by investigating innovative solutions. This has created a competitive advantage that the team is proud of.
From the founding of Hawa Chicken in 1957, Dr. Jean El Hawa prepared the family business for expansion. The second hatchery opened in 1960 and in 1964 the brothers Mansour and Antoine joined the company. Their first store opened in 1967 in Antelias. In the following decades, many stores followed and hatcheries and production facilities also expanded steadily. A stock exchange listing followed in 1995. By constantly focusing on quality and hygiene, in 2007 Hawa became the first Lebanese food company to receive ISO 22000-2005 certification. 2011 saw the start of the construction of a new slaughterhouse in Anfeh. In that same year, Bolidt also came into the picture because Hawa was looking for a solid partner for hygienic floor systems.
Bolidt knows better than anyone that hygiene is of vital importance to the poultry industry. Also, maybe especially , when it comes to floor systems. With more than 50 years of international experience in the development, production and application of synthetic floors, Bolidt is therefore a sought-after partner for poultry farms, hatcheries and slaughterhouses worldwide. Just like Hawa, they can be confident that the Bolidt floor systems meet the strictest possible hygiene and safety requirements. From design to production and installation on location anywhere in the world by our own specialized teams; Bolidt offers everything under one roof.
Ralph El Hawa, Plant Manager: “Because hygiene is of vital importance to us, we are ISO and FSSC 22000 certified. These are the most important food safety management certifications, which guarantee that we deliver the best possible quality.
In our old slaughterhouse we had a hygiene problem with our floors. During the construction of the new slaughterhouse in 2011, we intensively searched for a partner to help us with this. We were faced with the choice: tile floor or epoxy floor. Bolidt convinced us to opt for an epoxy floor system. For this they visited our location several times and our engineers visited several Bolidt customers. This gave us a good idea of the possibilities and advantages of epoxy and we became increasingly convinced of the qualities of Bolidt.”
Ralph El Hawa: “One of the most important advantages of Bolidt's epoxy flooring system is its hardness; I think the floor is unbreakable in comparison to a tiled floor. And because our floor is completely seamless, we can clean it much better and more easily. No dirt is left behind because there are no seams or cracks. That is so hygienic. This makes it easier for us to meet the high industry standards. This benefits both the general hygiene and the quality of our products. Our experience with Bolidt is very good. They have done an excellent job here in the form of strong floors in our new slaughterhouse. The former hygiene problems have been completely solved. We also use Bolidt's innovative and sustainable floor systems in other areas to our complete satisfaction.”
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