BILA to deliver robot system for SalMar’s new InnovaNor facility 

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Denmark’s largest automation firm, BILA, will automate sorting, packing and palletising for SalMar. 

SalMar has announced the construction of a new factory, InnovaNor, in Lenvik Municipality in Norway. BILA will contribute by providing an innovative sorting and packing facility to handle thousands of tonnes of salmon.

BILA is a partner in the project and will provide an innovative, fully automated palletising solution that includes the processing and packing of salmon boxes.

The factory is expected to be operational in mid-2021.

“We are proud that SalMar chose us as a partner for the new, ambitious InnovaNor factory,” says Jesper Højmark Pedersen, market unit manager, in a press release.

“Many suppliers showed interest in providing the palletising solution to InnovaNor. In the interaction phase leading up to the selection of suppliers, BILA showed a strong commitment both in terms of operational experience and concrete improvement measures for our facility at Frøya, InnovaMar. At the same time, BILA were very constructive in their contribution to devising a robust, flexible and not least dynamic solution that will always be able to meet SalMar’s requirements for the palletising plant,” says Ole Meland, technical manager, SalMar.

The BILA group was founded in 1988 and provides the industry with production optimisation through automation solutions, typically using logistics solutions, industrial robots and cobots. The solutions cover everything from simple automation to optimising entire production lines. BILA is employing more than 350 dedicated employees stationed at multiple locations in Denmark, as well as local offices in Sweden, Norway, Germany, the United States and England.