QC.Vale has opened the largest and most modern fish processing facility in Brazil, supplied with processing equipment and systems from Marel.
The inauguration of the C.Vale plant on October 20 was attended by thousands of people and reinforced the importance of agribusiness for the Brazilian economy. The cooperative was also commemorating 20 years of operating its agro industrial complex.
The President of the Republic Michel Temer, the Governor of the state of Parana Beto Richa, and the Minister of Agriculture Blairo Borges Maggi were present at the event, along with other authorities in the sector.
STATE-OF-THE-ART FISH PROCESSING FACILITY
The new factory is just over 10,000 m2 and has an initial processing capacity of 75,000 tilapia per day. It is located in C.Vale’s industrial park in Palotina, western Parana, where the cooperative also has a poultry facility that currently processes 540,000 chickens per day.
According to the president of C.Vale, Alfredo Lang, the plant will be the largest in Brazil and the most modern in Latin America. “Once we’re processing 75,000 tilapia per day, our next goal will be to reach 300,000 per day. We have a consolidated customer base who are waiting for our fish products both in the domestic and foreign market,” he says.