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.
Vélfag produces the majority of parts that make up our fish processing machines themselfs, everything from knifes to nuts and bolts.
Vélfags production team is still going strong in Ólafsfjörður, but as the company has recently expanded in Akureyri, production has also started up within the new facilities in Baldursnes 2.
Vélfag has invested in brand new milling and lathe machines to produce the parts needed for creating the entire Marin line.
Machines VM 6030L and SL 8II are welcome additions to the Vélfag family. The machines were designed by Milltronics USA.
After arrival, the Vélfags team worked to position the machines while Milltronics technicians made sure that startup went as smoothly as possible.
Both machines are now in regular use and are proving to be a great company investment!
Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir Iceland’s minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation payed Vélfag a visit today along with four other politicians and their associates.
After a short introduction of the company, the group was given a tour of the new offices in Akureyri.
The Vélfag team would like to thank Þórdís Kolbrún and everyone else for taking the time to visit the company on this very snowy Monday!