From left: Steinar Dale, Production manager in PTG, and Ketil Røberg, Vice president sales and marketing, Marine and industry, in PTG.
Expanding Malmefjorden factory for more than NOK 20 million
The Malmefjorden branch, part of the former FrioNordica company, accounts for much of the group’s production capacity. In addition to investing in new facilities, the company is investigating robotisation of work processes to improve capacity and efficiency even further.
“Investing in larger premises and modern production facilities will substantially expand our capacity and efficiency,” says PTG CEO Terje Arnesen. “Manufacturing in Norway and a nationwide service network allow us to meet customer requirements for quality, short delivery times and delivery precision.”
He notes that investments are now being made in a number of fish farms on land, and that ever more new vessels are under construction for aquaculture and fishing.
“We’re experiencing a strong influx of orders in the well boat market, while demand is also high for our solutions aimed at land-based aquaculture – primarily heat pumps tailored for various requirements, as well as chilling and refrigeration plants for fish processing.”
Arnesen reports that the seafood industry and its suppliers need solid partners who can deliver on time and quality, and that PTG is well positioned with a complete portfolio of sustainable temperature and energy solutions for this market.
“Our customers greatly appreciate being able to draw on such a large Norwegian centre of expertise in temperature management,” he says.
“There’s a big need for our solutions in today’s smolt plants,” add Arnesen. “The industry is also raising ever larger smolts on land to shorten time in the sea and thereby obtain stronger fish who are less vulnerable to lice and disease. We also believe the aquaculture sector will succeed in farming grow-out fish on land, and we’re well positioned for this market.
“The government’s commitment to awarding free licences for grow-out fish farms on land will contribute to this. We want to be in the forefront with our complete refrigeration, freezing, air conditioning and heating solutions, and are thereby investing in Norwegian jobs, expertise and quality.”