The 26th Congreso Latinoamericano de Avicultura (CLAA), recently held in Lima, Peru, underlined the trends in the region. Poultry processing is getting more professional, with plenty of automation opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities for starting or expanding processors to team up with Marel Poultry.
At Marel Poultry’s stand, many new contacts, comprising processors with small and medium sized companies, showed interest in the made-to-measure solutions for every capacity.
The newly interested professionals represented a good coverage of the whole region; we could welcome visitors from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and several Central American countries.
TRADITIONAL MARKET LOSING GROUND
The CLAA event in Peru demonstrated that the poultry business in the South-American region is advancing more than ever. The growth of domestic consumption and the demand from supermarkets and QSRs for cuts and value added chicken parts really drives the need for processing automation. Traditional “wet” markets (informal and live markets) can’t possibly respond anymore to this need for more processing capacity in the Andina and Central America region; they are quickly losing ground to industrial processing lines.
Ruud Berkers, Marel Poultry’s Regional Sales Director, says, “Completely in line with this development, we see that companies that already are processing poultry in industrial plants are changing their final product; they are moving from whole birds to cut-up chicken parts. Such processors definitely need automated solutions for cutting and deboning these new end products. Marel Poultry can support them excellently on the road towards automation. That’s why two of our focus points, the ACM-NT cut-up system and our AMF-i breast cap filleting solution drew so much attention among the visitors.”
ACM-NT AND AMF-I
Peter Snoeyenbos adds, “As it is modular, the ACM-NT cut-up system offers great flexibility, regardless of the processing capacity. ACM-NT can vary from a compact set-up with selected wing, breast and leg cutting modules, up to an elaborate solution in combination with the Innova software, including automated transfer, SmartWeigher and IRIS. Whatever set-up is chosen, ACM-NT will always be the perfect partner for any South American poultry processor.”
AMF-i is one of the most popular breast cap filleting solutions in the world. In South America too, there is a need for added intelligence, to make life easier for processors. Without the need for calibrated input or human intervention needed, AMF-i achieves adaptive filleting with highest yield.
It is confirmed that the 27th CLAA congress will be held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras from 24 to 27 August 2021. Honduras is a strategic market for Marel Poultry, representing multiple installed medium and large projects with capacities up to 13,500 bph. No wonder Marel Poultry already confirmed its presence in the XXVII Congreso Latinoamericano de Avicultura.