Bakkafrost signs Baader for new plant

Regin Jacobsen, Bakkafrost

FAROESE salmon farmer Bakkafrost is building a new state-of-the-art factory at Glyvrar to centralise its processing capacity.
And the company has signed a contract with Baader for eight new 142 gutting machines for the plant, which will open in 2016.
Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen (pictured) said: ‘The Baader 142 is the best solution for a perfect and clean princess-cut.
‘A perfect final product starts with a perfect gutting. We have a long and good relationship with Baader and very good experience with their products and service so we decided to sign this contract.’
Baader’s salmon processing solution is a core part of Bakkafrost’s sophisticated new factory.
‘We already worked with the Baader 434 heading machine, the Baader 581 filleting machine, the Baader 518 transfer unit, the Baader 988 trimming machine and the Baader 560 final inspection for several years, and we are very happy with the performance of these machines.
‘That was the reason why we now will complete the existing line with the new six-lane pinboner Baader 867, together with a two to six divider.
‘With this complete system – together with the corresponding software – we will definitely improve our efficiency and fulfil our commitment to sustainability.
‘A second salmon processing line from Baader, which will be delivered at the beginning of 2016, will help us to reach our goal for higher capacity.’