Proudly established in North America since the 1980s, Marel has supported fish processors for more than 40 years. We are passionate about the fish processing industry and driven by the relationships we foster with our customers. Our commitment is not for a day or a year but for a lifetime.
Relationships and equipment that lasts
In 1986, Icewater Seafoods purchased the first Marel waterproof scales in Canada. With a keen eye for processing solutions, the late Bruce Wareham, founder and former CEO of Icewater Seafoods, saw his company's need for scales to produce five-pound layer packs of cod. Marel's waterproof scales were the perfect solution, "Until we got the Marel scale, we could never find one that was watertight," Wareham remembered.
Since this first purchase, Marel and Icewater Seafoods' relationship has remained strong. For the past 30 years, Marel has supported both Bruce and Alberto Wareham, Bruce’s son and the current CEO, in times of growth, with high capacity and high yield equipment, but also in hard times, like when the 1992 Cod Moratorium forced the company to decrease its operations dramatically. "To continue surviving after the moratorium hit in '92, we had to reorganize and restructure operations," Bruce Wareham explained. Marel worked with Icewater Seafoods to build solutions that prepared their processing line for the future, from portioning and grading to the latest integrated technology. "We are still using these Marel solutions, we have added different elements since, but these products are still running strong."