Ensuring food safety
Consumers and legislation demand that food producers place a big emphasis on daily food safety. “We are very pleased with the food safety we achieve with Marel's hygienic design,” says Fosså. “This has simplified the cleaning of the grader. The design makes cleaning much easier, and the result is saved time and confidence that the machine is completely clean.”
Production control software
“We needed software that would control everything and we considered various suppliers for handling the whole plant,” says Gabrielsen. “We were very focused on price, quality, and on getting a user-friendly system.” Marel’s Innova Food Processing Software was the conclusion.
Ryfisk has been using Innova for many years. “Employees in the production were all familiar with Innova and this was also of crucial importance when Marel was chosen as a supplier,” says Fosså.
Marel and Ryfisk innovating together
Ryfisk has been a pilot company for ITM and the filleting machine. Gabrielsen is particularly pleased with the functionality and small footprint of the Filleting Machine MS 2730.
“We are thrilled with the size of the machine,” says Gabrielsen. “Ryfisk managed to maintain the same fillet production as before the upgrade, thanks to the compact filleting line solution. In addition, I think Marel has been innovative with its new package programs. Marel equipment and solutions work and meet our needs!” he concludes.
Partnership with Marel
“We were very pleased when Marel was able to compete on all terms, such as the technical, streamlining, and the financial part,” says Gabrielsen, who started with the company just after the first grader was installed. “It felt right to partner up with Marel once again,” he adds.
Fosså agrees: “We have been in partnership since 1999. This was the year we bought our first Marel Grader and it has been running for over two decades now, with two shifts per day.”
Fosså has 27 years’ experience with the plant. He participated in the transition from manual handling to the installation of the Marel grader solution, with the objective of increasing capacity by 40% within existing production areas.