Eðalfiskur invests in the future with Marel

Edalfsikur

​Marel and Eðalfiskur have entered into an agreement for a new, complete salmon processing line.

The line will include a new generation of Marel salmon filleting machine, as well as a Curio heading machine to be collaboratively developed by Marel's innovation team and Eðalfiskur. The processing line will take whole gutted salmon and deliver bone free and trimmed fillets ready for fresh fish packaging or further processing, such as portioning, smoking and curing, or freezing.

We are delighted to partner with Marel with the purchase of the latest generation of machinery for heading, filleting and trimming salmon worldwide.

Andri Gunnarsson

Andri Gunnarsson
chairman of the board of Eðalfang

Eðalfiskur aim to expand the company's specialized and BRC-certified salmon processing facility in Borgarnes and increase production by participating in the proposed plans for increased salmon farming in Iceland. Eðalfiskur's parent company, Eðalfang, recently completed one billion ISK of financing, to be used in part for investments in equipment and automation as part of the development and strengthening of salmon processing. Emphasis will be placed on the export of finished Icelandic salmon products and  strengthening the company's sales and marketing activities in international markets.

Marel has a unique position globally in the production of fish processing equipment, including the complete processing of farm products. With the acquisition of equipment and feed manufacturer Wenger, Marel has further strengthened its position in the rapidly growing global livestock production industry. From the beginning, Marel has placed great emphasis on developing technical solutions in collaboration with its customers.

The project is an exciting step in the planned development and expansion of salmon farming and processing in Iceland

Ólafur Karl Sigurdarson

Ólafur Karl Sigurðarson
EVP of Marel Fish

Marel works with their customers to build a food production industry which is more efficient, economic and sustainable global food production industry. Our collaboration with Eðalfiskur is a step in achieving this vision.

Ólafur Karl Sigurðarson, EVP of Marel Fish:

"We at Marel are proud of our agreement with Eðalfiskur on such an exciting project. Our system aims to improve the handling of the fish and increase its utilization and quality. The project is an exciting step in the planned development and expansion of salmon farming and processing in Iceland. Opportunities lie in the development plans, and Marel intends to take an active part in that journey."

Andri Gunnarsson, chairman of the board of Eðalfang:

"We are delighted to partner with Marel with the purchase of the latest generation of machinery for heading, filleting and trimming salmon worldwide. The investment is our first step at Eðalfiskur to ensure the continued excellent quality of the production, but now with improved utilization, increased automation and capacity that will enable us to implement the plans we have set for the company for the coming years."



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