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Valka among the 2% Strongest, acknowledged for innovation achievements.

Being one of Iceland’s Strongest Companies requires hard work and dedication. Creditinfo annually carries out a detailed analysis, highlighting Icelandic companies that have achieved top marks for their strength and stability in the marketplace. Only approximately 2% of Icelandic companies qualify for the list each year and thus earn the option of using the [...]


Formal opening of the high-tech processing plant at Murman Seafood

A modern high capacity processing plant was formally opened by Murman Seafood in Murmansk last week.  The factory is designed to process portions in the highest quality standard based on fresh or frozen groundfish such as cod.  The highly automated factory can deliver both traditional block frozen as well as individually quick frozen portions.  [...]


United fisheries and Valka covered in Seafood New Zealand

In the August issue, Seafood New Zealand magazine featured the recent implementation of the ValkaCutter machine at United Fisheries Ltd (UFL) in Christchurch. The first installation of a water-jet cutter for fish fillets in New Zealand. In the article, Tim Pankhurst interviews Andre Kotzikas CEO of UFL, about the decision making, first experience and [...]


Production has begun in Samherji’s new high-tech plant in Dalvík

Production has begun in Samherji's new high-tech production plant in Dalvík. The plant is one of the most advanced production plants in the world for groundfish and is the only one of its kind due to its technology and equipment. The construction of the facilities and development of equipment used in the building, which [...]


Fiskkaup prepares for the future with Valka processing line

Icelandic processor Fiskkaup recently signed an agreement with Valka for a complete fillet production line, to be installed in Fiskkaup plant in Reykjavik. The advanced production line adds flexibility for Fiskkaup to produce new products and enables the company to improve key performance indicators. Further produced value-added products with the same employees The system [...]


Breakthrough in Batching & Robotic Packing for frozen fillets

Valka and the Icelandic company FISK Seafood have signed an agreement for a new batching and automatic packing system for light salted frozen fillets. The system automatically weighs, batches and packs products to final boxes with unparalleled accuracy and precision, consequently saving considerably in the giveaway for each packed box. The contract amount is [...]


Valka respond to ensure Safety and Wellbeing

As a response to the rapidly changing COVID 19 situation, Valka has taken comprehensive actions to ensure the safety of our employees, to guarantee business continuity as well as secure, undisturbed production, product delivery and customer service. Valka COVID19 task force » COVID 19 task force was established the 5th of march » The [...]


New Director of sales and Process Consulting manager

Industry veteran joins Valka as Director of Sales The newly appointed Director of Sales, Jon Birgir Gunnarsson, has previously played a big role in the growth and globalization of Icelandic Technology firms such as Marel, Controlant and Skaginn 3X. Continued growth with increased global reach and a call for the in-depth processing knowledge called [...]


Founder and CEO awarded

The focus continues to be on the agility and innovation spirit that shaped the company, where its founder and CEO Helgi Hjalmarsson will continue his involvement in customer interactions. Valka feels it is important to keep the customer intimacy ties strong as that is what has led to the impressive growth of Valka. The [...]


Valka to supply Salmar’s new InnovaNor plant

Valka will deliver the world’s most efficient processing system for whole salmon to SalMar’s new InnovaNor plant Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar has made an agreement with Valka to build and install state of the art salmon grading and packing systems for SalMar's InnovaNor processing plant in Lenvik in Troms Norway. SalMar aims to build [...]

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