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Landia’s pumps are as sure as eggs at award-winning Oaklands

Posted: Friday 15th March 2013

Pumps designed and built by Landia have completed a decade of uninterrupted service at one of the most elite egg producers in Europe.

Despite the non-stop arduous application of handling chicken manure and washings, Landia’s eleven DG pumps have not once broken down at Oaklands Farm Eggs, who help sustain the UK's egg supply by producing and delivering half a billion eggs a year. The Shropshire-based company lead the way in UK bird well being, winning The Poultry Farmer of the Year Award in the UK, as well as continuing to win many Health and Welfare Awards for their poultry keeping and quality egg production. A family run farming business for over 60 years, Oaklands are a shining light within the egg industry. The business was created by John Aled OBE, together with his wife Olwen Griffiths - and is now run by sons Gareth and Elwyn, employing over 150 people.

Oaklands have received regular, routine servicing of the 0.75kW pumps direct from Landia since the 1500 rpm units were first installed back in November 2002.

Oaklands’ Elwyn Griffiths commented: “Landia have never let us down with their equipment, and they have been equally dependable with their back up service”.

In winning their latest award (only bestowed to businesses that have demonstrated excellence across all three special diamond awards, for Innovation, Excellence and Growth), the judges recognised Oaklands’ ongoing commitment to exemplary standards of livestock production and prevention of livestock disease through effective health, welfare and bio security regimes. Development of enhanced accommodation that provides comfort and security for large numbers of laying hens was also highly praised.

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