At the AGRAme tradeshow in Dubai, the Stork AeroScalder by Marel won the AGRAme award for the "Best New Poultry Product for Gulf Market."

The AGRAme award is the second award for the AeroScalder. The AeroScalder uses humidified air for scalding broilers. Last year at EuroTier, it received the EuroTier Golden Innovation award. Since its introduction in 2012 several poultry processors decided to install the AeroScalder in their plant.

Adam Hazeldene, technical services manager from Hazeldene's, says: "The AeroScalder is an integrated system that is good for everyone, the environment and the productivity. It has improved efficiencies and streamlined our operation."

This was the first year that AGRAme rewarded innovative solutions in various categories, poultry processing being one of them. Richard Pavitt, Exhibition Director of AGRA Middle East said: "The AGRAme awards are an excellent reference to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams and organizations that have contributed to the growth and development of the agricultural, poultry and landscaping industry across the region. All the winners were well deserved and we congratulate them on their achievements."