Christian Klauck, Engineering Manager at Aurora Alimentos, said that to achieve the projected growth goal, the cooperative relied on the invaluable partnership of Marel and Sulmaq in their project to optimize and modernize the slaughter, cutting and deboning lines at Frigorífico Aurora Chapecó (FACH 1). “Few companies offer this type of slaughter technology, which guarantees the slaughter of 540 pigs per hour," Klauck emphasizes.
In the company's strategic planning for increasing their pig slaughter, the cooperative started by examining the conditions of its existing plants in search of methods to increase production. Antônio Wanzuit Júnior, Manager of Frigorífico Aurora Chapecó (FACH 1), said that they quickly realized that FACH 1 would be the most suitable for development. The possibilities for sustainable expansion and overhauling the wastewater treatment area was excellent.
However, the fact that the expansion could be carried out without compromising the production flow was ultimately the deciding factor. “With the new plant, we can meet higher demand from both the foreign and domestic markets,” emphasizes Antônio Wanzuit Júnior. The Chapecó plant directs 55% of its output of raw pork cuts to foreign markets.ees in the second half of 2020.