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Faroese salmon giant Bakkafrost chooses Marel

16 Dec 2014

Bakkafrost chooses Marel

Marel is pleased to announce that its long-term partner, Bakkafrost, has chosen Marel to be a major supplier in an exciting new project in the Faroe Islands. Marel will supply Bakkafrost with the latest technology for the primary processing section of their state-of-the-art Harvest/Packaging/VAP salmon factory at Glyvrar, which will open in 2016.

Bakkafrost and Marel have a long history together and we are very happy to have concluded this deal with Marel
- Regin Jacobsen, CEO Bakkafrost

The new factory will be equipped with the latest technology to improve efficiency while fulfilling today’s high requirements for hygienic design, food safety, and gentle product handling, and is expected to set new standards within the salmon industry.

The Marel system to be delivered is a highly sophisticated Grading and Distribution System for Whole Salmon.It includes the gutting and box packing area as well as an intelligent distribution system to all processes following the gutting process. In this project, Marel will draw on its extensive experience from many other successful installations to provide Bakkafrost with solutions that will help give them the edge over their competitors.

Grading and Distribution System for Whole Salmon

At the contract signing, Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen emphasized how pleased he is to have Marel on board as a leading supplier in this important project.

“Bakkafrost and Marel have a long history together and we are very happy to have concluded this deal with Marel,” says Jacobsen. “This new system is not only a large part of the plant, but it will also have an impact on all other processes, enabling an uninterrupted flow of product and ultimately ensuring that we can supply our customers with products of the highest quality.”

Árni Oddur CEO of Marel: “Bakkafrost is the largest salmon farmer in the Faroe Islands and we enjoy a long-term relationship with them. We are proud to be chosen as their partner in the journey towards setting new standards in the salmon industry.”