16 / 10 / 21

Kometos is building a slaughterhouse in Tsabong, Botswana

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The construction of the slaughterhouse foundation and infrastructure has already begun, the slaughter modules will be delivered to Botswana in March 2022 and production is scheduled to begin in autumn 2022. The part of Kometos to this 4,8-million-dollar project is the delivery of modular slaughter line and slaughter facilities. "About 50 to 60 cattle or 300 small animals will be slaughtered in the Tsabong slaughterhouse a day. The project will at the same time facilitate the development of the livestock sector and introduce modern slaughtering methods’’, says Risto Salo, the sales manager of Kometos.

President Mokgweetsi Masis underlined in his speech at the opening of the slaughterhouse construction project,t that the modern slaughterhouse will facilitate the production and marketing of livestock and game products and increase the country's export revenues. "This project denotes the commitment of the Government of Botswana to a balanced and steady development. President Masisi also noted that the region faces a number of challenges, such as difficult climatic conditions and a lack of development, and that the region is known for its livestock, small livestock and game farming, so the slaughterhouse project is also extremely important for Kgalagadi County.

Kometos has over 30 years of experience in building various modular food-related facilities.

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19 / 05 / 21

Service life, portability and eco-friendliness are the important features of a washing street

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Kometos and the Swedish Volvo Bil have concluded a supply contract for the delivery of a washing street to Gothenburg. The service life and portability of the Kometos washing street were the decisive features for Volvo Bil in selecting the supplier. The street will be equipped with a new washing street technology, including double conveyor carpets, making it especially user-friendly, also for electric vehicles.

- "In addition to the long service life, the focus is on the environmental-friendliness of the ventilation and drying equipment, where the heat generated in the drying process is utilized in the heating of the washing street. Water recirculation equipment is also included in the washing street system," tells Risto Salo, the Sales Manager of Kometos.

According to Volvo Bil, the washing street will wash more than 100.000 cars per year. The street will be completed in November 2021.

26 / 04 / 21

Finnmark Norway develops its regional economy

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Finnmark Norway, Europe's northernmost region, is developing its regional economy and food industry in Karasjok. Karasjok is the second largest municipality in Norway and approximately 80% of its inhabitants are Sámi, and in the municipality works, for example, the centre of the Sámi Parliament.

MinBoazu AS, a company based in Karasjok, invests in the development of reindeer husbandry in the municipality of Karasjok in the Finnmark area, with a modern reindeer slaughter system, which is supplied by Kometos Oy as a modular solution. The capacity of the slaughterhouse is about 1.000 slaughters per day, the capacity of the plant reaches a maximum of more than 30.000 slaughters per season capacity.

"As a result of many years of co-operation, it was an easy solution to end up with the slaughter module solution manufactured by Kometos, which guarantees a very long-lasting structure and high-quality hygiene for the products manufactured. The slaughterhouse will be completed by the beginning of the upcoming slaughter season," says Lasse Kvernmo, CEO of the company.

10 / 04 / 21

A business chain in Southwest Finland expanding with a new line of business

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Kometos is building an ABC Carwash for Satakunta Osuuskauppa in Ulvila. The carwash will be completed in the vicinity of S-market, ABC service station and Hesburger Drive-in restaurant in the autumn of 2021.

"The ABC Carwash to be built is the first carwash in the given retail chain. We have received numerous wishes to expand our services also with carwashes. Restaurant services with drive-in lanes will also be introduced at the ABC forecourt and ABC Carwash," tells the Head of Service Pekka Kakko.

"The future carwash in Ulvila will follow the familiar product format of Kometos: we build our carwash module on a stainless steel framework. The framework includes integrated rails and floor lattices for the washing machine, and wall and ceiling elements, which contribute to easy cleaning", says the Sales Manager Risto Salo.

Picture: Standard 14 -carwash solution previously delivered for a customer in Finland.

10 / 03 / 21

Kometos maintenance services closer to the client: economically reasonable

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Kometos and Facomia Sarl from France have concluded a cooperation agreement on the maintenance of machines and equipment delivered to France. The agreement is valid for an unspecified term and covers initially the maintenance of a mobile slaughterhouse to be delivered to a client in spring.

"Our clients appreciate local maintenance service, which is near to them. This is part of our strategy in the current situation, for example to minimize insecurities caused by travel restrictions. The agreement we now concluded reinforces Kometos' position in the region of Western Europe. We train the personnel of Facomia in France while providing commissioning training to our clients. Facomia has committed to be ready to respond, should we also need some other type of urgent assistance. Kometos operates around the world and similar cooperation agreements will be concluded also in the future, to ensure quick maintenance services to clients," told Risto Salo, the Sales Manager of Kometos.

Facomia Sarl, founded in 1975, is the oldest manufacturer of slaughterhouse equipment in France, specialized in manufacturing the equipment for slaughtering sheep, pigs and cattle.

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