THE NETHERLANDS, Boxmeer. Marel Poultry has been chosen to equip one of the world's largest poultry processing plants. The Harim company in South Korea will install four new Marel Poultry processing lines, spread over five different floors in the fully modernized Iksan plant.
In Korea, little land is available for building, as 75% of the country is covered by mountains. Harim cleverly solved this problem by designing a five story high building, attached to the existing plant, extending their existing 80,000 m2 production area to 150,000 m2. Spacious air chill tunnels will be positioned on the top floor. An overhead conveyor system distributes broilers to all departments, keeping all processes completely in-line.
Of course, such an extensive poultry plant can't do without the necessary software control. Innova food processing software will ensure the overall monitoring of all equipment installed in the Marel Poultry lines at Harim. Because of the size of the plant, preventive maintenance is an important issue to protect the four lines from unnecessary downtime. During the first years, Marel Poultry's field service engineers will pay regular visits to the Iksan plant, a wish clearly expressed by the Harim Group.