Feed camera boom and new production records!
In 2014 we delivered a total of 860 Akvasmart underwater feeding and inspection cameras.That is a new production record at AKVA’s headquarters.Image: The new digital CAP surveillance and feeding camera.
The release of the new Digital CAP (Cage Access Point) wireless link between cages and feed barge, and other new infrastructure from the R&D department, also helped us break all records. The new high performance CAP is simply a great success, both in Norway and abroad. The system has proven very stable, and our deviation statistics shows only minor faults reported. So far in 2015, we are on track to pass 1000 cameras, breaking the production record yet again.
The majority of the orders comes from the salmon industry in Nor-way, Scotland, Canada and Chile. But the trend is clear also in other markets and for different species. Feed cameras are the best tools towards the lowest possible FCR (Feed Conversion Rate).
Our factory here at Bryne headquarters also produce our famous Akvasmart feed systems. AKVA invented the world’s first centralized feed system in 1979 and thousands of systems are now in use worldwide.
Akvasmart remains the leading brand in feeding technology and is an AKVA group corner stone product. In 2014 we also produced record numbers of key components for these, with 250 Feed Selector Valves, 370 Feed Dosers and 1100 Rotor Spreaders.
Due to the overall increased volumes, the production department in Bryne is hiring more staff. This is really good news for the Stavanger region, due to the layoffs in the oil and gas industry.