Curio and Marel have opened demonstration and learning facilities in Peterhead. This is their first fish demo and learning facility in the UK, reflecting the commitment of these two Icelandic tech companies to the region’s fishing industry.
The opening offers opportunities to get hands-on with Curio and Marel’s fish processing equipment and technology through demonstrations and training.
Private sessions will allow companies to test fish processing solutions and speak directly with industry experts for advice tailored to their unique challenges. Companies can arrange to bring their own fish to the demo facility and test the fish processing equipment on the actual fish they process.
In addition to demonstrating the technology, the facility will help the companies to engage with the industry by providing training and support to help customers maximise performance and ensure the safe operation of the equipment.
The new facility is strategically located close to Britain’s largest whitefish landing port. Peterhead sees demersal landings worth as much as £190 million annually.
Marel and Curio are actively engaging with customers and regional organisations, as well as local and national authorities, to help the industry address emerging challenges such as post-Brexit labour shortages and the high price of raw materials.
Technology is expected to play a growing role in the future development of the regional seafood industry and act as an important factor in preventing seafood products from moving away from Scotland for further processing.