Vélfag has delivered a refurbished M700 filleting machine to GPG Seafood in Bakkafjörður, Iceland, one of GPG Seafood's processing plants in Iceland. Vélfag's experts successfully completed delivery and startup last week. GPG Seafood prides itself on offering quality fish that reflects the purity of Icelandic nature. The raw material originates in the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean around Iceland. Strict quality requirements and processes within the company ensure the delivery of stable quality products all year round. Therefore, fish processing machines and solutions from Vélfag are a perfect match for ambitious companies like GPG Seafood.
This cleverly designed M700 machine is a perfect example of the durability and robustness that our customers receive when buying equipment produced by Vélfag. This filleting machine had previously served non-stop for years on board an Icelandic factory trawler until replaced by its previous owner for a new computer-controlled filleting machine from Vélfag.
-The Vélfag team would like to congratulate GPG Seafood on their new filleting machine. We are thrilled to have you with us.
Murman Seafood in north Russia has premiered a new promotional video from the opening ceremony in September. The factory is seen as a showcase for the Russian Seafood industry, and the video is an excellent example of how forward-thinking companies drive the seafood modernization.
Vélfag is one of the plant's leading suppliers by delivering four filleting lines with a matching platform and conveyor system.
Vélfag's M700 and M725 filleting machines meet future requirements in the fast-changing world of fish processing with its high automation and optimum yield level. The TakeControl operating system can deal with different species with a touch of a button and can change character in a matter of microseconds.
Furthermore, Vélfag launched its new M521 heading machine in Murman Seafood's processing plant. It removes the collar bone with excellent results in terms of yield and quality.
The platform and conveyor system's design makes the delicate fresh material flow with minimal impact through the process by keeping a steady height from the heading through filleting and skinning until delivered into the adjacent cutting and trimming line. Vélfag's solution also ensures optimal working conditions for the operators and maintenance.
With high-class standards, Murman Seafood secures the consistent quality of the products all year-round.
Vélfag would like to congratulate Murman Seafood with the remarkable accomplishment!
You can watch the whole video on the link below.
Samherji's brand new high-tech production plant in Dalvík is now up and running. The new 9,000 square meter fish processing facility is among the world's most advanced groundfish plants. Samherji's investment starts at around ISK 6 billion (37M €), and automation is at the forefront. Vélfag filleting machines are at the heart of the transformation process, now with both M700 and M725. Samherji founded in 1983 is one of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish industry and has long been in the lead in the fisheries sector, primarily due to their way of improving and using technology in their part of the value chain in fishing, land-based processing, and utilization of raw materials.
In addition to the robust mechanical M700, Samherji has now also invested in the M725, a fully computer-controlled machine designed to fillet large whitefish enabling Samherji to produce clean, high-value fillets. Along with our proprietary filleting process and TakeControl operating system, the machine sets a new industry standard.
The TakeControl software offers features such as data collection, tag-based login, fish size adaptive control, automatic lubrication, and data collection for both quality of the product and valuable information on machine condition and upcoming service.
The Vélfag team would like to congratulate Samherji on their modern processing plant in Dalvík. We're proud to be part of the ambitious project.
We are pleased to let you know that our brand new showroom is now open and ready for visitors at
Baldursnes 2, 603 Akureyri, Iceland.
Call Silfá on +354 690 4554 or +354 845 2635 and she will book a time for a meeting and welcome you along with the Vélfag‘s Team.
Sneak peek from Vélfag installation in Spain, Reykjavík, and Frederikshavn. Our team verifies that all systems are working correctly by testing machinery, adjusting the equipment, and ensuring the mechanism and software are up and running. Vélfag strives to provide the most dependable and highest quality service with a full range of spare parts. Our service manager is now sailing along with the Ilivileq crew to teach and follow them throughout the process to maximize and maintain the yield and uptime sustainably. The Vélfag team has been growing extensively, and it is our ambition to continue to differentiate our services while expanding our geographical footprint. Each employee is a specialist in his or her field. Together as a team, we make sure to develop professionally and personally in every area.
Vélfag would like to introduce the newest and revolutionary M521 to our heading line. We have put extensive work into developing this machine according to our customer’s needs.
The stand-alone unit is a V-Cut heading machine designed for whole fish, gutted fish, and removal of the collarbone off pre-headed fish.
The M521 is built to simplify the customer’s production and is proportionally small, simple, corrosion-free and easy to maintain. The space-saving and straightforward design is easy to clean, which results in less bacteria growth and better fish quality. The working range is 500g-10 kg and maximum throughput approx 40 fish per minute. Our clients have been exceptionally pleased with their brand new M521 yield percentages and running specs. The fish is loaded vertically for maximum yield.
Interested? Don’t hesitate to contact our sales team for more information [email protected].
FISK Seafood chose M500 heading machine from Vélfag to ensure that the handling of the fish onboard is of the highest quality.
FISK Seafood, one of the biggest fish processors in Iceland, chose the M500 heading machine from Vélfag for the freezer trawler Arnar HU-1.
Vélfag heading machines are designed to increase speed and productivity, which, in turn, leads to higher profits. The throughput is up to 140 fish per minute or as fast as the operator can feed it. Moreover, the belt design and variable knife angle produce an optimal cut and higher yield both for the actual heading as well as the subsequent filleting. The machines are equipped with a Sure-Grip conveyor system to provide better handling of live fish and fish in rigor mortis.
The simple and space-saving machine is easy to clean, which leads to less bacterial growth and better quality of the product. M500 easily handles different fish species, for example flatfish, white fish, and redfish. Onboard Arnar HU-1 all species are processed for markets in Europe, the USA, UK, and Asia. The annual catch is 10.000 tons of live weight, which is around 5.000 tons of products. Their new heading machine can offer long term rewards that will support Fisk Seafood to continue to boom in the fast-paced, ever-evolving market.
The Vélfag team would like to congratulate FISK Seafood with their new M500 and wish them good fishing in the future.
Brim‘s new and modern freezer trawler Ilivileq arrived in Iceland last week. The production capacity is approximately 150 tonnes per day, and to ensure the best yield, quality, and profit for its catch, Brim chose exclusively Vélfag machinery that will return their investment quickly and continually.
The 81,8-meter vessel is tailor-made with two fully integrated processing lines. The system includes two computer-controlled M505 heading machines that scans and measures the fish for arc cut to get the most valuable meat on the neck without compromising the filleting process. The filleting machines are M700 for small to medium fish and the advanced M725 big fish filleting machine. Both filleting machines are combined with Vélfag‘s skinning equipment to maximize throughput and uptime.
With the new high tech operating system Take Control, Vélfag offers constant service and support as our technicians can connect to the machine anywhere in the world with remote access VPN connection. The system is designed to make the fish flow through the process with minimal impact and ensures a precise cut of the delicate and raw material. The operating system offers our clients simplified maintenance, fewer cleaning hours, better yield, and excellent overall quality. Vélfag machinery will help ensure that Ilivileq will be among the most efficient and modern fishing vessels. The fact that Brim, which is the biggest fishing company in Iceland, has once again selected Vélfag solutions confirms our sustained competitiveness leads for 25 years in a tough global market. Vélfag congratulates Brim and the crew with their new vessel. We wish them the best of luck and good fishing in the future.
Icelandic factory trawler Tómas Þorvaldsson GK 10 recently completed its record-breaking trip in the North Atlantic. This 67-meter vessel, owned by Thorbjörn hf. in Grindavik, joined the company´s existing factory trawler fleet last year, after which Thorbjörn bought and installed onboard a new M700 filleting machine with combined M825 skinning solution from Vélfag.
Tómas Þorvaldsson docked last week after 34 days at sea with a green weight catch of 752 tonnes valued at ISK 336 Million (€2.15. million).
"The M700 filleting machine and the combined M825 skinning machines performed exceptionally well! The broad conveyers and bigger skinning units made everything run efficiently, and the big saithe ran as smooth as silk through the machine.” said skipper Bergþór Gunnlaugsson.
Fish processing machines from Vélfag have an excellent track record both at sea and onshore, processing hundreds of thousands of tons through the years. It is no coincidence that Icelandic freezer trawlers process 63% of their valuable Icelandic cod quota with filleting machines from Vélfag. In addition to that, European, UK, Russian, and Norwegian companies put their trust in Vélfag's solutions. The productivity is exceptionally high, returning excellent yield and fillet quality.
Vélfag skinning equipment users can expect maximum durability and increased yield. Fewer employees are needed to produce as fillet infeed can be self loading if used in combination with all types of filleting machines from Vélfag.
We congratulate the crew and Thorbjörn on harvesting the fruit of this recent year´s significant investments, and persistent efforts. We wish them the best of luck and good fishing in the future.