Marel enters strategic partnership with MMC First Process

MMC First Process CEO Peter Leon Fauske and Marel Fish Director of Sales and Marketing Diego Lages seal a new partnership with a handshake.

Garðabær, Iceland-based processing equipment manufacturer Marel has entered a strategic partnership with Fosnavåg, Norway-based seafood-processing, -handling, and -cooling equipment provider MMC First Process.

Marel announced on 6 February that the new partnership will enable both companies to drive efficiency and sustainability in fish handling, processing, and water treatment. The two companies “fill complementary gaps,” allowing for a complete product offering that gives customers a “one-stop shop” experience for a full seafood-processing solution. 

“The partnership with MMC First Process opens new opportunities for both companies and our customers,” Marel Executive Vice President Fish Olafur Karl Sigurdarson said in a release. “We are excited about the potential the partnership brings to the market, being able to offer full-line solutions.”

The two companies said that the new partnership will offer benefits to both customers looking to purchase seafood-processing equipment and consumers who are purchasing products made using the equipment. 

“This collaboration goes beyond mere enhancements in customer efficiency; it aspires to elevate the consumer's journey by providing trust, transparency, and sustainability,” the companies said.

The new partnership will allow the companies to optimize resource utilization, resulting in lower energy consumption, decreased production costs, and higher profits for equipment customers, while consumers get seafood produced with a reduced environmental footprint, Marel added. 

“The collaboration is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing the seafood-processing industry,” Sigurdarson said. “Together, we are poised to set new benchmarks in innovation, efficiency, and sustainability, elevating seafood processing to the next level.”

In addition to equipment exchanges, the partnership will offer ...

Photo courtesy of Marel


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