This week our M725 machine was delivered from Vélfags head office space to its new home; Samherji´s brand new state of the art fish processing facility in Dalvík.
Vélfags M725 will be at the core of the new processing plant. Vélfag is a natural fit for Samherji, as both companies take a forward-thinking approach to the industry.
The installation of machinery of such high technological levels as M725 makes Samherji one of the most advanced companies in groundfish processing in the world.
Samherji has long been in the forefront in the fisheries sector, largely due to their approach of advancing and using technology in their part of the value chain in fishing, land-based processing, and utilization of raw materials. This ambitious project, and the state-of-the-art technology it introduces, will likely advance their position as a leader in the industry.
Vélfags newest Fully computer controlled M725 machine is designed to fillet large white fish (20kg+), enabling our customers to produce clean, high-value fillets that are otherwise sold far below their profitability potential. Along with our proprietary filleting process and TakeControl operating system, the machine sets a new industry standard.
Today, Wednesday the 26th of February, is known on the Christian Calendar as Ash Wednesday. The holiday takes on an entirely new meaning in Iceland. Many people describe Öskudagur (literally translated to Ashes Day) as being “Icelandic Halloween” This holiday has lost much of its traditional meaning in Iceland and is today celebrated by children who dress up in costume to obtain goodies from various shops and businesses. Sweets are not so easily obtained on Öskudagur as it is on Halloween; rather than simply knocking on doors, Icelandic children will be expected to get up bright and early and sing songs.
The Vélfag team decided to promote a healthier choice of treat this year – and offered up bags of lightly salted popcorn to the many characters that visited today.
The Öskudagur spirit can be quite contagious. Vélfags analyst Lilja, who was greeting the children, dressed up as Vélfags original filleting machine M700
The amount of waste the world´s population is creating today is a real problem.
If everyone made one sustainable choice a day, tons of waste would be directed out of the system to be disposed of properly.
At Vélfag, we strive to be as environmentally conscious as possible.
As news about the global waste problem and climate change is more frequently broadcasted, there is a continuous pressure to be “perfectly sustainable” in order to make a difference. This can be overwhelming and lead people to throw out all their “unsustainable” belongings, which feeds our waste problem, or getting confused and not starting at all.
As a company, we are unfortunately unable at this time to be zero waste, but we have become passionate about recycling. By taking things one step at a time, we discovered that there is no “right” way for the company to recycle.
Vélfag have two recycling stations within our new facilities in Akureyri. Special bins were purchased to sit in the kitchen next to our coffee machine. Our recycling system for production is however a recycled product itself! boxes used when moving new office equipment into the building last year are still being used as recycling bins. These systems work well for the company, which proves that you don’t have to make a huge shift to make a big difference.