Havfront revolutionses and automates the onshore whitefish industry
To go from manual gutting to automated gutting lines will radically change the the onshore whitefish industry, both nationally and internationally. Havfront wants to play its part in this sea change and is therefore working on a new gutting and dehading machine, the Folla.
Cooperation and customer focus is the recipe behind the Folla. Working with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) and Brødrene Karlsen in Senja, Norway, Havfront has made it possible to build a machine that will revolutionise the manual process currently used by all fish processing plants. – Feedback from the industry suggested that they were in need of a new onshore gutting and dehading machine capable of cutting more accuratley and gently while at the same time keepting the raw materials intact, says Frank Jakobsen from the FHF. This is what Havfront is now working on.
The Folla will be very user friendly in terms of fish species, strain injuries and protecting the liver and roe. Factories will be able to cut 1-2 jobs per machine, and the cost-benefit analyses show potential savings of NOK 400,000 – 650,000 for each machine that is installed.
According to the project plan, the machine will be ready for commerical operation in summer 2020.