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United fisheries and Valka covered in Seafood New Zealand

2020-09-07T11:33:28+00:00September, 2020|

In its 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 plans [...]

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

2020-08-19T09:28:22+00:00August, 2020|

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 is [...]

Fiskkaup prepares for the future with Valka processing line

2020-08-19T09:12:48+00:00August, 2020|

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 in [...]

Breakthrough in Batching & Robotic Packing for frozen fillets

2020-04-27T10:19:11+00:00April, 2020|

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 in [...]

Valka respond to ensure Safety and Wellbeing

2020-03-20T15:24:24+00:00March, 2020|

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 team [...]

New Director of sales and Process Consulting manager

2020-03-10T09:20:25+00:00March, 2020|

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 for [...]

Founder and CEO awarded

2020-03-10T10:58:01+00:00March, 2020|

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 efforts [...]

Valka to supply Salmar’s new InnovaNor plant

2020-04-27T10:20:11+00:00January, 2020|

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 the [...]

Sigridur Olgeirsdottir appointed Director of Service

2019-10-25T15:12:26+00:00October, 2019|

We're happy to announce that Sigríður Olgeirsdóttir has joined us, where she will lead the rapidly growing company's Service Division. For the past nine years, Sigríður was the COO of Íslandsbanki's and responsible for IT and Operations. She has also served on numerous boards of directors both in Iceland and abroad. She was the CEO [...]

Valka to supply fully automated fillet processing lines to Båtsfjordbruket

2019-09-30T16:28:11+00:00September, 2019|

The roughly four MEUR contract includes two complete systems for trimming, cutting, distribution and packing of fillets and portions. Båtsfjordbruket, a subsidiary of the Nordic seafood group Insula AS, was established in 1981 and has a proud tradition as a conventional fish purchasing station and fillet factory. Meeting the demand with high-tech and cost-effective production [...]