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Marel Poultry wins Innovation Award!
06 Oct 2016
Marel Poultry is always on the forefront of innovation. In 2012, the famous Stork AeroScalder also won the EuroTier Golden Medal for Innovation.
Based on stringent criteria, an independent expert committee, appointed by the German Agricultural Society, chose the new Stork Advanced Bird Transport Solution from Grower to Processor from among 251 approved applications for product innovations.
The Stork system is revolutionary in its humane approach of broilers, while increasing efficiency during catching, transport and in-plant handling.
The EuroTier jury members were specifically impressed with the animal-friendly technologies of the Stork system. They ensure that the broilers undergo as few movements and treatments as possible, without any human contact during the particularly critical period between the animals' departure from the shed and their anaesthetization.
This is an extract from the jury report:
"The Stork Advanced Bird Transport Solution from Grower to Processor system is a modular unloading system that allows birds to be transferred to conveyor belts in the most humane and efficient way. The individual transport tiers of larger transport modules are automatically separated as they enter the processing line, without birds needing to be unloaded at different levels or without them needing to be handled in any other manner. This ensures that the animals do not have direct contact with people after they are loaded."
Besides the award-winning solution, we will launch many more innovations at EuroTier 2016!