The New Face of Manufacturing: Old-World Craftsmanship Continues Evolving in New Technology Supplier
- LocationColdwater, MI
- Square Footage650,000 s.f.
- Operational28 months
Old-World Craftsmanship Continues Evolving in New Technology Supplier
Frontmatec, a meat-processing automation supplier with world headquarters in Denmark and U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, has been working with Clemens Food Group since 1991 in their Pennsylvania operations. But the engineering and technical team responsible for Clemens new fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan, is part of a brand new corporate culture.
This is because Frontmatec now includes a number of recognized names in red meat processing that began merging last September and just completed earlier this year. Frontmatec now supplies technology to the entire meat industry value chain, from carcass grading to slaughter lines, cutting and deboning lines, hygiene and control systems to logistics and packaging, says Dany Lord, Frontmatec vice president of sales.
While the goal remains to be a full-line processing supplier from concept to implementation, “every project is unique,” Lord says. Frontmatec assembles a diverse team of engineers, programmers and technicians for each one. “At heart, we are craftsmen with years of expertise, and we take responsibility for delivering customized targeted automation technology that serves our customers. Quality, dedication, reliability and personal service run in our DNA.”
Automated solutions at the Coldwater facility include steam scalding, automatic splitting saws, automatic loin puller and a waterjet pork belly trimmer. “This plant at 11,000 hogs per day, is setting new standards for pork processing,” he says. “World pork processing facilities have a new reference point.”
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