Salmon factory set for fully automated palletising solution

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Danish automation firm BILA has been selected to deliver a large-scale robotic sorting and packaging system for SalMar at its new salmon factory in Norway.

The fully automated palletising solution will handle thousands of tonnes of boxed salmon at the InnovaNor facility in the Norwegian municipality of Lenvik, which is expected to be operational in mid-2021.

BILA will automate sorting, packing and palletising for SalMar, one of the world’s largest salmon producers, with an annual production volume in excess of 150,000 tonnes of salmon

BILA first implemented the system at another customer’s salmon facility in 2019.

Ole Meland, technical manager, SalMar, said: “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 was very constructive in its 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.”

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