FINLAND, Turku. The Kariniemen brand begins a new chapter in its history with the opening of HKScan’s new, state-of-the-art poultry unit in the Rauma district of Lakari. The facility was inaugurated by the Finnish Minister of Agriculture Jari Leppä, Mayor of Rauma Kari Koski, Chairman of the HKScan Board Mikko Nikula and the President and CEO Jari Latvanen. Valued at over € 80 mill., the unit is the largest investment in HKScan Corporation’s history.
Promoting the circular economy was a further key goal at Rauma. Side-streams will be harnessed more effectively to improve both profit and environmental efficiency. Raw materials, which are normally not consumed in the European cuisine but fit excellently for human consumption (such as inner organs and feet) will be sold on export markets, particularly to Asia.