Marel is has acquired a 40% stake in Stranda Prolog, a Norwegian provider of salmon processing solutions.
The deal is in line with Marel’s aim to be a full-line supplier of processing, software and services to the fish, meat and poultry industries.
Gudbjorg Heida Gudmundsdóttir, executive vice president of Marel Fish, said the company was excited to launch the strategic partnership. “In recent years, Marel and Stranda Prolog have achieved great results collaborating on innovative full-line projects with some of the industry´s most forward thinking fish processors,” she said.
“By partnering up formally, we are in a stronger position to continue to transform the salmon processing industry, creating a more seamless flow, securing valuable data, and providing safe high quality products to consumers worldwide,” she added.
With their combined product portfolio and Marel’s overarching Innova software, the two companies plan to extend their customer reach and collaborate further on sales and R&D.
Klaus Hoseth, chief executive of Stranda Prolog, said the company was proud to partner formally with Marel. “With their digital solutions and global reach in sales and services, [they] share our vision to create innovative processing solutions for an increasingly global customer base in the fish industry,” he said.
“We will continue to be recognised as Stranda Prolog to our existing customers, but for new customers in new markets, we will be known as a strategic partner of Marel,” he added.