A national market
Domestic consumption of chicken meat in Argentina for 2020 is forecast at 45.5kg [100 lbs] per capita, representing 90% of chicken meat production. National economic conditions greatly influence the production and investment decisions made by Argentinian poultry processors. The same goes for the purchasing power of consumers.* At this moment, Argentinian processors are having to fight hard for their market share, because rising utility costs (mainly electricity) and labor as well as value added taxes are undercutting their competitiveness when compared to competitors from abroad. When times are tough, the tough keep going. That’s what is happening in the Argentinian market right now. Lizman is obviously one of the successful companies in Argentina. Lizman sees the situation as an opportunity to develop further in changing times.
At Lizman’s, installation of the CoreTech eviscerator three years ago was the result of a first period of growth. Now, a new milestone has been reached, topped off with its metamorphosis into a Nuova 20 with automated giblet harvesting. The Nuova CoreTech was Lizmans’ first step in the automation of the evisceration process. As a startup in industrial processing, Lizman had a limited budget to spend on automation, although a later expansion had to be kept in mind. Marel presented a perfect solution to this dilemma. The upgradable CoreTech eviscerator offered a unique opportunity. CoreTech is a basic machine without separate viscera line but comprising Nuova’s advanced technology. The perfectly developed technique of extracting the viscera pack from the abdomen cavity is identical in all Nuova machines. CoreTech then differs in that it carefully hangs the viscera pack over the back of the carcass. In this situation, giblets are harvested manually.