Chicken of the Sea invests over a million in new canning line, high-speed vision system
As part of its latest campaign to invest in its presence in the United States, Chicken of the Sea will be outfitting its Lyons, Georgia U.S.A.-based processing facility with a cutting-edge technological upgrade totaling USD 1.4 million (EUR 1.1 million).
A new, high-speed vision system and canning line will be installed as part of the upgrade, with a completion date set for December 2017. The 200,000-square-foot Georgia facility, which opened back in 2009, employs hundreds of workers who package and can thousands of cases of quality seafood each day – the new technologies in store for the plant will make those employees’ lives easier, and help boost the local economy as well as facility efficiencies, the company said.
“It’s exciting to continue to invest in Lyons and the local economy. These improvements expand the number of products produced in the Lyons plant and demonstrate our commitment to providing best-in-class production systems. These improvements build on our industry-leading digital traceability program that allow our consumers to trace their seafood throughout the supply chain process,” explained Valentin Ramirez, president and CEO of Chicken of the Sea International.
“This new vision system brings an added level of dependability to the process that further strengthens our food safety program. The new canning system will also provide greater flexibility to deliver on packaging solutions for customers. All of us at the Georgia Canning plant appreciate the confidence Thai Union has in the facility and the ability of our plant to meet the changing needs of consumers,” added Greg Riekhof, plant manager of Chicken of the Sea International Georgia Canning.