SOUTH AFRICA:
AN EVER-EVOLVING POULTRY INDUSTRY

The extreme conditions of South African production facilities has pushed Fomaco to think differently, and only by evolving with it, Fomaco has succeeded in meeting the demands of an ever-progressing industry.

POULTRY CASE

Over the last 20 years, the poultry industry in South Africa has developed rapidly and grown immensely due to a great increase in the consumption of chicken. As a result, a single slaughter line will usually cut up 10-12,000 chickens per hour.


It goes without saying, that these high volumes impose special requirements to all production equipment, including the curing and marinating systems. With the M3 Fomaco has been able to meet these requirements with great success, as the machine comes in four different sizes, making it highly adaptable to all sizes of production facilities. In fact, the M3 was in part developed especially for the South African poultry industry.


However, adjusting the width of the conveyer is not enough. Without appropriate filtration, the needles will block almost instantly. Therefore, in close collaboration with a South African representative as well as South African business partners, Fomaco developed the DRF 1100 C - a dual rotary filter, particularly designed to perform in large-scale production facilities, which eliminates the risk of blocked needles throughout the production day. brine production. 

Especially beneficial is the attachable cooling unit, which maintains a low brine temperature, thus reducing the bacteria count to a minimum and ensuring the perfect product colour as well as an optimal binding of the brine in the product.

Increasing regulation on injection levels leaves the South African poultry industry with yet another challenge: Documentation. Here the Fomaco IWC system is highly valuable, as it weighs the products prior to and after injection, data such as actual pick up and injection percentage is exported to an external production management system, making self-monitoring extremely easy.


Fomaco has witnessed the South African poultry industry’s incredible journey from a small to large-scale business. The extreme conditions of South African production facilities has pushed Fomaco to think differently, and only by evolving with it, Fomaco has succeeded in meeting the demands of an ever-progressing industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fomaco has given the South African poultry industry:

  • - EXTRAORDINARY CAPACITIES
  • - EXCELLENT FILTRATION
  • - EFFORTLESS SELF-MONITORING
  • - HANDLING EXTREEM CONDITIONS
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