Danish Crown has invested over 200 million euro to modernize its slaughterhouses. “We will focus on incrementing the automation wherever it is needed”, explained to globalmetnews.com the company CEO, Preben Sunke. The investments “will at the same time – he adds – a good financial operation in the long term”.
The meat organization, with the help of its hides’ division Scan-Hide, had revenue of 8 billion euro in 2018. Danish Crown will now focus on its Pork, Foods and Sokolow (Poland) operations. In the first instance, the investments should be of about 400 million crowns (53 million euro), while the remaining 900 million (120 million euro) will be destined to the Danish Crown Foods division and the site in Poland.
Focus on Horsens
As far as investments in Denmark go, 60 million crowns (just over 8 million euro) will be spent on the modernization of technology in the Horsens site. “We will aim at automating the packaging system – stated the production director, Per Laursen to globalmeatnews.com -, by using robotic arms, for example. We will increment the packaging capacity we have now”. And more. “These investments allow us to be flexible with our production – concludes the manager -. The high demand originating in China has pushed us to package a lot more product in comparison to before”.
Picture from Danish Crown’s Facebook account
- Light and darkness for Danish Crown: positive performance of meat, while Scan-Hide struggles