SalMar has announced the construction of a new factory, InnovaNor, in Lenvik Municipality in Norway, which will set new standards for innovative and efficient solutions in the salmon industry. Danish firm BILA will contribute by providing an innovative sorting and packing facility to handle thousands of tonnes of salmon.
SalMar’s new factory is expected to become one of the world's most efficient salmon factories, where the combination of maximum automation and innovation are the ingredients for success. BILA is a partner in the project and will provide an innovative, fully automated palletising solution that includes the processing and packing of salmon boxes. The groundbreaking solution was first implemented by BILA at a salmon industry customer’s facility in 2019, and it has now again been proven that the concept offers customers excellent opportunities. The factory is expected to be operational in mid-2021.
We are proud that SalMar chose us as a partner for the new, ambitious InnovaNor factory. When it comes to productivity and efficiency, SalMar is the industry frontrunner – they bring everything to a new level and set the standard for the future of the salmon industry,," says Jesper Højmark Pedersen, Market Unit Manager
Many suppliers showed interest in providing the palletising solution to InnovaNor. In the interaction phase leading up to the selection of suppliers, BILA showed a strong commitment both in terms of operational experience and concrete improvement measures for our facility at Frøya, InnovaMar. At the same time, BILA were very constructive in their contribution to devising a robust, flexible and not least dynamic solution that will always be able to meet SalMar’s requirements for the palletising plant,” says Ole Meland, Technical Manager, SalMar AS.