Four West African poultry processors have chosen to equip their plants with a new SmartLine Grader: Natnudo Foods in Nigeria (3,000 bph / 50 bpm), Sayed Farms in Nigeria (2,000 bph / 33 bpm), Agni Foani in Ivory Coast (2,000 bph / 33bpm) and Ojemai Farms in Nigeria (1,000bph / 17bpm). These companies have chosen slightly different grading options, varying from 8 to 12 weight categories. These processors all have in common a modern, progressive view on the future of poultry processing in their region.
Whole broilers can be graded using an overhead grader. But combined with water chilling with capacities of up to 3,000 bph (50 bpm), investing in a SmartLine Grader is a much more cost-effective way to grade whole broilers.
The Marel SmartLine Grader can be configured to suit the needs and requirements of any processor. The grader can be set with all options activated or it can be installed as a basic machine with only elementary functions. Depending on each individual situation, all alternatives are open when choosing the flexible SmartLine Grader. This makes for an extremely competitive solution. Typically, the Marel SmartLine Grader is used to grade fillets or wings in an end-of-line situation. The West African market, however, is asking for whole frozen chickens. Poultry processors are therefore much more interested in grading solutions for whole broilers.