2011-03-13

Quality seafood with traditions

Located on Vikna, an island on the Mid-Norwegian coast, Nils Williksen is placed in the heart of one of the most prosperous areas for fisheries and aquaculture in Norway. It stems from this, that the company traditions are strongly tied to the coastal culture. The way of life has always been based on the sea, coastal fisheries and traditional processing of seafood.

Nils Williksen is a supplier of quality seafood with long traditions in serving demanding customers in the international market. Their mission is not to be large; rather to be the first choice of selected customers, providing high quality seafood products in lasting business relationships. The company was founded back in 1883 as a small family owned business. It remained small until the end of the 1980’s, when it was modernized to become an integrated, medium sized seafood company in Norwegian terms.

Pescatech was hired in as an external analyst to perform an audit of existing processing methods. The aim was to locate bottlenecks and seek quick wins through an Opti-advice processing study. Secondary; the tasks included validating and seek to improve at hand proposals from different equipment suppliers.

The result was a report slightly diverting the focus towards the findings from a careful study of the processing scenario. The report included technical layout proposals with the aim to improve the product flow and combine best possible equipment supplied by most qualified vendors. Pescatech stayed as a part of the Nils Williksen team until the project was successfully completed and the role as temporary internal project department was fulfilled.

Nils Williksen comments: “Pescatech brings onboard necessary competencies within factory design from start to end. Their knowledge of equipment suppliers and available options provides us with better possibilities, when choosing our equipment and project partners”.

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