In response to the rising demand for high-quality poultry products, Norsk Kylling, owned by REMA 1000, is going to build a new poultry processing plant in Orkanger, Norway.

The plant will be innovative in energy use and sustainability and will be the start of an industry cluster in the area with a total investment of EUR75 million (US$85.5 million). Now, Norsk Kylling has signed contracts with Cabinplant and Meyn for the procurement of processing equipment.

Norsk Kylling has undergone a major transformation. In recent years, the business has become far more sustainable and delivers top quality products to customers across Norway, according to a press release. The company has converted to a Hubbard chicken breed and is focusing on expertise and investments in operation and technology for high animal welfare.

“High-end equipment with a high degree of automation ensures that we can also offer customers high-quality products at a low cost, manufactured in a responsible manner. We have prioritized animal welfare in the selection of technology for processing chickens,” said CEO of Norsk Kylling, Kjell Stokbakken.

“We are proud that Norsk Kylling has appointed Meyn and Cabinplant as their preferred suppliers for this ambitious project. Our state-of-the-art equipment will play a vital role in achieving their growth ambitions,” said Robbert Birkhoff, director of sales & projects, Meyn.

“With Cabinplant and Meyn equipment, Norsk Kylling has secured leading-edge solutions in processing and handling equipment for their new plant. We are honored to be part of this ambitious project and in helping Norsk Kylling achieve their goals,” said Michael Falck Schmidt, senior vice president, CCO EMEA Cabinplant. With the processing equipment contracts signed, Norsk Kylling is now another step closer to realizing the new poultry processing plant in Orkanger. Machinery and equipment will be delivered through 2020 toward planned start-up of the factory in 2021.