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Marel worked closely with Filetfabrikken.

Filetfabrikken is Ready for the Future of Fish Processing

  (NORWAY, 5/22/2024)

Norwegian processor Filetfabrikken recently began operations in the newly built state-of-the-art processing facility outside of Oslo, specializing in seafood processing and global distribution.

The primary focus is on processing Norwegian salmon. They knew they faced the daunting task of optimizing operations and maximizing production efficiency while keeping costs minimal in a highly competitive market. The labor-intensive nature of fish processing demanded solutions that would not only streamline tasks but also ensure long-term reliability. They approached Marel in 2021 to begin developing a fish processing line that would enable high volume and yields well into the future.

Collaborating for successful planning

Marel worked closely with Filetfabrikken to understand their needs and plan an installation perfectly suited to their current requirements while offering long-term durability and scalability for the future. “Marel offered value to us long before the equipment was installed. They offered solutions and ideas throughout the planning process and were flexible in scaling the solutions to our needs,” says Kristian Almaas, founder and owner of Filetfabrikken.

The yield has been higher than anticipated, giving the company a competitive advantage in markets with large volumes and minor price differences on finished goods.

Automating precision fillet trimming with the MS2730

The star of the installation was the MS2730 Filleting Machine with trimming tools and a tail cutter. It emerged as a game-changer by automating precision trimming and streamlining the filleting process. This not only solved labor-intensive tasks but also significantly increased operational efficiency for cost savings and enhanced productivity.

Improved hygiene and efficient grading

Addressing the challenge of maintaining hygiene along their line, Marel's Deslimer efficiently cleans the exterior of the fish, minimizing contamination risks and simplifying maintenance routines. The SmartLine Grader efficiently enhances Filetfabrikken’s packing capabilities by diversifying sizes without the need to buffer finished goods.

 The primary focus of the company is on processing Norwegian salmon.

Full process control with Innova software

In a modern fish processing plant, it’s essential to have software that provides comprehensive process control. Marel’s Innova Food Processing Software covers everything from processing to packing, storage and order control. This control is vital for Filetfabrikken to ensure efficiency, compliance and traceability throughout the production chain. “The big advantage with Innova is that it gives us control of all the major processes,” Kristian explains. “The unique surveillance of processing, packing, storage, and order control is not “a nice to have,” it’s a “need to have” in our industry.”

Increased yields provide a competitive edge

The advantage with Innova is that it gives control of all the major processes.

With increased yields and the ability to exceed production levels, Filetfabrikken added an additional production shift and gained a significant competitive edge in a market where minor price differences on finished goods prevail. Marel's equipment became instrumental in not just meeting but surpassing market expectations.

Designed for long-term flexibility and durability

With the future in mind, Filetfabrikken wanted to ensure that the equipment on their processing floor would stand the test of time but also provide ease of maintenance and cleaning. Marel equipment, designed for longevity, ensures sustained production with minimal downtime. “All the Marel equipment at our plant is dimensioned to hold for many years with production. We expect this to increase durability, decrease break-downs, and simplify labor-intensive cleaning.”

Combining innovative solutions and a collaborative partnership between Filetfabrikken and Marel helped make today’s processing line successful. “Starting up a completely new factory will always involve issues and roadblocks. Together, we have solved all that has come our way, and we now have a modern and efficient filleting line that is scaled to our needs,” Kristian concluded. Filetfabrikken is poised for a prosperous future.

About Filetfabrikken

Filetfabrikken is part of the Blue Resource Group, which through several companies produces, processes and sells seafood to a number of markets worldwide. The main products are processed salmon, but the portfolio also includes products from white fish and shellfish. The fillet factory will strengthen the group's offer of processed salmon to our markets, both in terms of increased volume, but also due to improved logistics and environmental accounting.

The Norwegian processor Filetfabrikken recently began operations in the newly built state-of-the-art processing facility outside of Oslo.

Source: Marel

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Information of the company:
Address: Postvegen 13
City: Ålesund
State/ZIP: (NO-6018)
Country: Norway
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