07 / 02 / 22

Kamchatka has become closer to Europe, the food industry is developing with the help of Kometos Oy

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The Kamchatka Peninsula  is a 1,200-kilometre-long peninsula in the Russian Far East, widest point is 650 kilometres and with an area of about 370,000 km2,  that is, a little more than Finland. The Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the east of Russia between the Ohota Sea, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The distance from Kauhajoki to Kamchatka is about 8,400 kilometers. The most important livelihood in the region is fishing. The region's industry is concentrated in the forest-, carpentry-, mining- and food industries. The mining industry produces coal, iron, gold and copper. In addition, crab fishing, cattle- and poultry farming and reindeer husbandry, as well as fur farming and hunting, are carried out.

Kometos has signed a contract with Tymlatsky Rybokombinat LLC for the supply of a model T501.9 -reindeer slaughterhouse. The construction of a modular slaughterhouse in the northern part of Kamchatka is planned to be completed in August 2022. The slaughter capacity of the slaughterhouse is about 600 tn per season.

In the first phase, Tymlatsky Rybokombinat plans to distribute its´ products in Russia. As new slaughterhouse operations developes, they are actively exploring demand in foreign markets, including Europe. All Kometos devices meet the requirements set by the European Union for food industry. Kometos also actively assists in arranging the export deliveries of its partners. This includes training experts to work in line with EU standards, developing a network of buyers in Scandinavia, the world's largest market for reindeer meat products, and consultancy support in the first export transactions.

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 14,8-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.


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.

15 / 01 / 21

Kometos Oy delivers a mobile slaughterhouse for beef cattle to France

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Kometos Oy has concluded an agreement to deliver a mobile slaughterhouse consisting of a set of three vehicle combination to the French company Le Boeuf Ethique SAS.

Kometos has delivered several mobile slaughterhouses. The slaughterhouse to be delivered to France provides beef cattle farmers an opportunity to have their cattle slaughtered at their own farms, helping thereby to avoid animal stress caused by transportation and large slaughterhouses.

“After a veterinary examination, the animal´s own caretaker takes the animal in a vehicle without rushing, making sure there comes no stress. The concept of ethical animal treatment improves animal welfare and meat quality, as well as profitability through proper branding. The number of people demanding the food produced by our operating model is large and constantly growing”, says Emilie Jeannin, CEO of Le Boeuf Ethique.

Picture: A mobile slaughterhouse previously supplied to Sweden by Kometos with a capacity of 30 animals per day.


24 / 01 / 19

Meatgard Oy

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Fully equipped modular slaughterhouse and meat cutting plant delivered by Kometos to Meatgard Oy was completed in August 2018. If all the work stages from livestock delivery to raw cooking of ready meat products takes place in a single plant, the activities in the whole meat processing chain become more efficient.

Uusimaa and Turku region has long traditions in agriculture and livestock farming. The Meatgard slaughterhouse project initiated by meat producers in the area was preceded by several years of research, calculating the costs and making in-depth analyses of various solutions. Comparison showed that the Kometos modular solution was the best choice for Meatgard.

"Kometos has proper references and professional skills, and the large scope of the delivery saved us from a lot of own work," tells Raija Rehnberg, the CEO of Meatgard.

Overall project of 1.5 million

The complex of nine modules SINA-NL7/1.9 included all machines and equipment for slaughtering and meat cutting along with relevant facilities: cold storage rooms, by-product rooms, social premises for personnel, and an office. The total investment into this project was around 1.5 million euros. The plant provides employment to four to six persons.

Kometos delivered not only the modules and structural designs, but also HEPAC, refrigeration technology and electricity, selected and produced the process equipment, completed the on-site installation, test-runs of the equipment and provided training about the production process.

Delivery by road to installation site

The slaughterhouse complex consisting of modules of different sizes was pre-fabricated at Kauhajoki factory up to the finishing stage, and was then transported by road to a ready foundation at the installation site.

"On-site installation, which took about one month, included connection of the modules, final installation and commissioning. Foundations and outside areas were taken care of by the client", tells Pekka Paloniemi, the Sales Manager of Kometos.

Multiple choices

The total area of the plant, which started its operations in October 2018, is 510 m². Slaughtering capacity is about 2000 animal units per year.

The plant includes separate production lines for cattle and sheep, while pigs and game are also processed in the plant. All the work stages from livestock delivery to the raw cooking and packaging of ready meat products take place in the premises of the plant.

"This makes the operations in the whole meat processing chain from the producer to the consumer more efficient – plant-to-plate path of meat becomes shorter," notes Raija.

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