The value of automation
In modern salmon processing, high-tech equipment and food processing software is an absolute necessity. Keelty explains that the value of having the automated production system was quickly apparent.
“We’ve noticed there is a significant value in having Innova as opposed to the conventional paper-based systems in production.” Relying on a paper-based system, “creates more work and there is much greater chance of errors,” he adds.
Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon use Innova for receiving fish from farms to the factory and into production. They use Innova for order control and different stages of inventory management, as well as for weighing, labeling and packing of finished goods all the way through to the dispatch processes.
The company operates a range of Marel advanced processing equipment in conjunction with Innova for their grading, portioning and slicing operations.
“It’s a robust system and provides us real-time production management and a powerful tool for maintaining traceability from our salmon farms to dispatch orders,” says Keelty.