Grupo Calvo prioritises industrial innovation in order to optimise production processes and be more efficient and sustainable. In 2016, Grupo Calvo implemented an industrial transformation plan for its facility in Carballo (Spain). Executed over a four-year period and backed by an investment of 28 million euros, the plan will provide the plant with new and greater capabilities and increased efficiency and flexibility, thereby turning it into a model to be extended to the rest of our processing plants. Noteworthy amongst the most representative innovation processes the company is working on are the following:
A project aimed at comprehensive improvement of the canned tuna production process.
A project seeking improvement in the mussel production process.
A project encompassing digital solutions for improving flexibility, efficiency and sustainability in value chains and food processing in global environments.
A project intended to analyse the effect of mercury on diet and its evolution during the tuna processing procedure, as well as the influence of other ingredients in assimilating mercury during ingestion.
A project designed to develop the concept of the factory of the future (Industry 4.0) through modularisation of the production process and implementation of a comprehensive control system based on new technologies (NIR, artificial vision, CIT, advanced industrial technologies, etc). Work is conducted around three strategic axes: advanced raw material and product control systems (advanced sensorisation); smart modularisation of the production process; and smart decision-making support systems.
BIOPRODUCT FACTORY (Brazil)
Factory dedicated to by-products derived from the canned fish production process that enables the company to exploit fish waste that is not used in the preparation of canned food products and to valorise this waste in the form of fish meal, fish oils, protein concentrates, etc. The factory began operating toward the end of 2016 at the Gomes da Costa facilities in Brazil.