The integration between hardware and software has always been a priority for the company. This allows processors to control single devices or a whole array of equipment across the plant floor, where traceability and production control is of paramount importance.
|2004||The groundwork for the fifth generation of food processing software started within Marel. The project was given the working title MP5.|
|2005||Innova programming started within a carefully selected group of software developers.|
|2006||The first system was implemented at a big fishing company in Iceland. The project went very well, despite a complicated production process and old processing equipment.|
Several implementation projects were successfully concluded and Innova became more advanced.
Marel and Scanvaegt merged and a difficult decision had to be made between MP5 and the successful Scanplant software from Scanvaegt. MP5 was chosen and rebranded as the product we know today as Innova.
|2008||The new and rebranded Innova was formally launched at the IPPE exhibition in Atlanta, with the first modules released.|
Innova Integration Services released to allow continuous integration and data transfer between systems.
Innova Deboning and Trimming module introduced to support the Marel deboning and trimming StreamLine and all processes in front of and subsequent to the line, including weighing, grading, portioning, quality assurance, inventory and dispatch.
|2010||Integration to Marel’s End of Line equipment to allow real time monitoring and traceability.|
Innova amended to support Marel’s Pluto embedded software platform.
Innova service products updated to allow food processors to get the most out of their Innova investments.
|2012||Integration with Marel Poultry primary processing equipment completed.|
One thousand Innova system installed worldwide for different types of food processing companies.
Innova Labeling introduced for easy and centralized label management.
|2014||The Innova Quality Control module released to enable paperless control and automation of the quality control process throughout the value chain.|
|2015||Innova OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) module introduced to provide food processors with detailed information about the performance of their processes.|