Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


With its new robot-controlled portioning system in place, Gadus will be able to better utilize each fillet.

Gadus Adopts Valka Portioning System for Improved Flexibility and Product Range

  (ICELAND, 12/2/2020)

Gadus, a Belgium-based fish processor and Valka, a high-tech equipment developer based in Iceland have signed an agreement to implement a new cutting system at Gadus to portion salmon and whitefish fillets.

The new system from Valka will significantly enhance Gadus’ flexibility with respect to multi-species processing. With this technology, Gadus will be able to focus more on product development with their partners and offer many new portion types to the market. The companies will install and launch the system later this month.

The companies will install and launch the system later this month.

Strong retail integration and focus on new product development

Gadus, known for its top-quality fish products, has recently responded to changing market demands by embarking on a transformation process and articulating a long-term company vision. As part of that work, Gadus examined its value chain and built a solid relationship with some international food retailers. With its new portioning system, Gadus will further strengthen that bond by moving closer to shoppers and offering products they demand.

Optimizing and innovating

Always quick to adapt to market changes, Gadus is now forging ahead. With its new robot-controlled portioning system in place, the company will be able to better utilize each fillet, enabling it to offer novel product types that would be difficult or impossible to produce otherwise. The new system can cut any angled or curved pattern, optimizing the use of each fish. For example, in addition to cutting several fixed-weight retail portions from a salmon fillet, the system can simultaneously cut numerous small, cubed poke portions from the belly and tail parts, formerly a highly labor-intensive task. Previous systems could only cut parallel lines.

For salmon processing, Valka produces a variety of equipment and software customised to your needs along the line, from gutting to dispatching whole fish or trimming, cutting and packing of fillets and ready portions.

Transformational flexibility

“We are grateful for the trust Gadus has placed in Valka and our capability to develop and implement disruptive technology that will serve their objective to deliver outstanding products,” says Daniel Niddam, area sales manager at Valka. “Gadus delivers only the best products from select raw materials, and we are proud to play a part in that.”

“We are pleased with this contract with Valka and very excited to make the most of the solution Valka is delivering,” adds Philip Duyck, CEO of Gadus. “This plays a key role in our transformation plans and our ability to secure long-term contracts with our retail partners. Also, it is great to see that the teams have been working together in a very efficient way despite the Covid 19 situation . A big thank you to the Valka team for their great collaboration and effort.

Automatically remove pin bones and cut fillets to the desired portions with the Valka Cutter.

About Valka

Valka is a high-tech company based in Iceland and Norway.  The company has led new innovations by pioneering automation for fish processing.  After successfully implementing large turnkey systems in Iceland, Norway and Russia in the last few years Valka has become a strong system integrator for whitefish and salmon.  The company employs over 100 people and has in excess of €20million in annual turnover.    

Some of the patented innovations of Valka include the first and to date the most effective way of automatically removing pin bones by using X-ray and Waterjet cutting (Valka Cutter), the first automatic Robotic packing of fish portions (Aligner Packing Robot).  

About Gadus nv

Gadus is a Belgian fish processing company, founded in March 1991. Since its inception, the company has focused on providing service, quality, and flexibility to the retail market. The company has a distribution channel that extends throughout the entire country.

Source: Valka

Related News

[email protected]
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: Víkurhvarf 8
City: Kópavogur
State/ZIP: (IS-203 )
Country: Iceland
Phone: +354 534 9309
Fax: +354 534 9301
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:


Location:

View Larger Map



 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
Australis First in World to Achieve Tropical Marine Finfish ASC Certification
Seafood Traceability Principles Provide New Pathway to Support People and Planet
Research Finds Neptune's Maxsimil® Fish Oil Up to 3.5 Times More Absorbable Than Standard Fish Oil
Marel’s New RoboBatcher Box is the World’s Leading Intelligent Robotic Solution for Fish Packing
Pioneers of Sustainable California Caviar
Cape Arkona Wins Best Multi Purpose Fishing Boat Award
American Humane Certified™ Unveils New Standards for Aquaculture
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company Announces SVP of Global Corporate Responsibility
Sitka Salmon Shares Expands Team to Build Better Seafood System
The First Seaweed Farm in the Netherlands
10 Sustainable Seafood Trends for 2021
Marel Acquires 40% Stake in Stranda Prolog
New Salmon Cooking Guide Website
Nourish Your Body & Soul With Seaweed Seasonings
Grieg Seafood Enters Joint Venture for Post-Smolt and Land-Based Salmon Farming
Superior Quality and Highly Nutritional Seafood
Released Filtration Equipment for Collecting Microplastics
Efficent Ice Cooling
Fresh Frozen Seafood that Keep All the Goodness
Winners of the WSI Video competition 2020 Revealed
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
ISSF Report: 16 Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard
United States Now including bluefin tuna stocks, report reveals that seven stocks achieve passing score on MSC Principle 1, and most tuna RFMOs score well on MSC Principle 3 Independent fisheries scientists in A...
In 1st Day on Job, New WTO Chief Pushes for Fisheries Deal
Switzerland GENEVA - The new head of the World Trade Organization threw her support behind long-fruitless efforts among member countries to agree on fisheries subsidies that could reduce overfishing, calling the ...
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 8
Norway Historic blue whiting catch from "Slaatterøy" and on Møre, the herring was ready for spawning on arrival at Buagrunnen NVG herring: Finally, the herring arrived on M&osla...
Calling all seafood social responsibility experts!
United States FishWise is preparing to relaunch RISE, the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics, this spring and we're looking for additions to the "resources" section of the new site! If your organization...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2021 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER