Norwegian company to build new poultry processing facility for €185 million
Thursday, 29 November, 2018
Norsk Kylling plans to invest €185 million in a new "state-of-the-art" poultry processing facility in Orkanger, Norway.
Norsk Kylling announced that the processing equipment and machinery for the new facility will be deliveloped by Meyn and Cabinplant with which the company established a partnership, as reported by Food Supply.
Both Meyn and Cabinplant are owned by CTB, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway company headquartered in the US.
"High-end equipment with a high degree of automation ensures that we can offer consumers high-quality products at a low price, produced in a responsible manner. We have high priority for animal welfare during the selection of technology and equipment for breeding and processing of chickens," said Kjell Stokbakken, CEO of Norsk Kylling.
Norsk Kylling said in a statement that the equipment and machinery will be delivered in 2020 and production at the new facility will start in 2021. The company said it has undergone a major transformation in the last years and focuses on expanding its production of premium poultry as these types of products are of high demand in Norway.