Chickmont Foods

Zetron alarm panels and Tait radio solutions allow Chickmont Foods to monitor key processes for their state-of-the-art chicken and hatchery processing facilities.

ChickmontFoodsChickmontFoodsHatcheryChickmont Foods based in Barbaodos West Indies is the leading integrated poultry business in the Southern Caribbean. Chickmont Foods not only represents a number of highly visible brands, including Montrose Farm Fresh, Montrose Premium, Super Chick and Tropical Eggs, but also operates and manages a hatchery, broiler farms, a layer farm and its own retail outlets.  Chickmont Foods state-of-the-art processing facilities are specifically designed to handle multi-tasking operations and use integrated solutions from Tait Radios and Zetron alarm panels to monitor key processes.

Chickmont Foods is the largest supplier of fresh chicken in Barbados, with an annual turnover over of over 3.5 million birds.  Chickmont holds the distinction of being the only ISO 9001 and HACCP certified processing plant in Barbados. (HACCP -pronounced hass-ip – is a world recognised standard, which stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture have made HACCP a standard that many food companies must follow.)

The fresh chicken produced by Chickmont Foods is free from all hormones and preservatives. Barbadians like their chicken fresh and free from impurities.   Barbadians consume about 25 kg of chicken per person annually. This is understood to be one of the highest per capital consumption figures in the world!

Chickmont Foods delivers day old chicks from their Hatchery, at Lower Estate, to independent farmers across the island.  When they are 6 weeks old they are transported to the processing plant at Balls.  Here they are slaughtered and packaged ready for sale to supermarkets and restaurants across the island.

Mobile & Marine Systems keeps the staff of Chickmont foods in constant contact using a mixture of Tait T2015 mobiles in the refrigerated trucks and handhelds carried by the staff.  These communicate via 3 linked Tait T800II repeaters to provide seamless island wide coverage.

The Lower Estate hatchery is unmanned out side of normal working hours.  The management of Chickmont needed a way to monitor these alarms at both the hatchery and the Balls processing Plant.

Mobile and Maine Systems installed a Zetron M1550 Alarm processing panel at each site.

At the Hatchery this monitors a number of critical functions such as the AC mains, water pressure, cooling fans and incubator temperatures.

At the processing Plant critical functions such AC mains, water pressure, temperature of the various freezers, chillers and boilers are all monitored.

The Zetron M1550 Alarm processing panel reports any alarms via telephone and radio.  A compressive call list will call different people depending on the nature of the alarm.


Based in Barbados in the West Indies, Mobile & Marine Systems are the authorised sales and service agents / dealers for private mobile radio (pmr) solutions for Icom Radio Systems and Tait Radio Communications.  We are radio equipment and radio systems integrators and operate throughout the Caribbean  (Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands).

Mobile & Marine Systems provide a comprehensive range of professional pmr services and radio systems integration.  Backed by more than 40 years of experience within the Caribbean enables Mobile & Marine Systems to come up with solutions that incorporate 2 or more equipment suppliers in ways that other dealers may not think of.  Many of our customers have come to rely on these solutions.

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