I returned earlier this month from a week-long visit to Puerto Montt, a port in southern Chile and one of the world's largest producers of farmed Atlantic Salmon.
Traveling south, I visited the island of Chiloe, where many of the salmon processing plants are located. This is a place of serious industry, with a large local support network throughout the area for manufacturing nets, floats, and feed. Further south are thousands of islands, with many processing plants.
The processing plants in southern Chile are state of the art, with high quality building construction and hundreds of employees, and tremendous opportunity for automation.
Last fall we delivered a #677 Fish Scalers to a plant in southern Chile. The customer stated our machine is the best on the market and that they were extremely pleased! This plant is processing 2,000 salmon per shift, or 18-20 fish per minute.
We have machines in fish plants all over the world from Alaska, Western Canada and Eastern Canada, Washington, Oregon, California and Eastern Russia to Japan, New Zealand and Australia, many of them decades old and still in operation.
See below for details on our RYCO #835 Combibatcher ... and the RYCO #677 Fish Scaling Machine.