26 / 04 / 18

Meatgard chose Kometos to implement a slaughterhouse project

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Kometos delivers a whole 450 m2 slaughterhouse to Meatgard Ab at Inkoo. The pre-equipped modular facility will be completed in May 2018. “The references and workmanship of Kometos are good and the scope of their delivery saves us our own work,” the satisfied customer praises. 


About three years ago, Meatgard Ab from Inkoo, Finland started to investigate the possibilities to procure own slaughterhouse and meat processing plant. Meatgard's key principles of operation are meat chain ethics and ecologically sustainable way of operation.  Environmental impact and animal welfare were considered already in the planning phase of plant procurement.

20 meat producers from Uusimaa and Turunmaa areas stand behind the Meatgard's slaughterhouse procurement. The company is expanding its shareholders base with its ongoing emission of shares.


The 1.5 million turnkey project

Kometos has a longstanding experience in modular facilities for food industry and strong process know-how in slaughtering, meat treatment and EU regulations.

Based on comprehensive cost calculations and comparison of different construction solutions, the modular solution from Kometos was the best option for Meatgard.

The set of nine modules includes all slaughtering and meat cutting machines and equipment, the required technology, cold storage premises, by-product premises as well as an office and social facilities for employees. Total project investment is approximately 1.5 million euros and the plant will employ about 3 to 5 persons. 


Delivered with truck transport

Additionally to modules and construction planning, the Kometos delivery always includes selection and production of HVAC, refrigeration technology and process equipment as well as installation on spot, test run of the equipment and production process training.   

A slaughterhouse of several different-sized modules is equipped up to final finishing at Kauhajoki factory from where it will be transported by trucks to the completed foundation at the installation site.

- Installation time of approximately one month at the site includes connection of modules, final installation and commissioning. Foundations are taken care of by the Customer, says the Pekka Paloniemi, Sales Manager of Kometos.


Versatile possibilities

The total area of the facility becoming operational in September 2018 is 510 m2 and the slaughtering capacity of the facility is 2000 livestock units per year. Cattle and sheep have their own production lines and the facility will also handle pigs and game. Everything starting from delivery of livestock to maturation and packaging of finished meat products takes place in the premises of the facility.

- This streamlines the whole meat processing chain from the producer all the way up to the consumer – the meat’s trip to the plate becomes shorter. Ethics is also sought by compensating the work of meat producers. This enables good handling of the farm animals, says Meatgard’s General Manager Raija Rehnberg.


The turnkey delivery includes:

-    Separate slaughtering lines and refrigerating rooms for bovine and sheep

-    Cutting and packing rooms

-    Maturing storages

-    Final product storage

-    Freezing cabinet

-    By-product rooms

-    Social and office premises for employees

-    Technical room


Additional information:

Meatgard Ab Raija Rehnberg, tel. +358 45 177 9577 raija.rehnberg@gmail.com

Kometos Oy Pekka Paloniemi tel. +358 400 268 192 pekka.paloniemi@kometos.com


28 / 03 / 18

Kometos Ltd and FMIC signed a cooperation agreement

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The operational representative network expands to Southeast Asia - The Philippine´s FMIC will become the 25. international retailer of Kometos Ltd

Kometos Ltd and  FMIC Food Machinery Industrial Corporation of the Philippines have signed a cooperation agreement in early February with the sales, marketing and servicing of Finnmodules, Finncold and Finntray products in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Raimo Niemi, CEO of Kometos, and Vincent P. Bernardino, Business Development Director of FMIC. The cooperation agreement covers 1st Philippines and in the future, the agreement would expand to cover South East Asia better in line with FMIC's action. At the same time, the first Kometos Finncold thawing module was signed to deliver via FMIC to Max's Group in the Philippines.

The agreement is an important part of the Asian market growth plan

FMIC has over 16 years of experience in the food industry in the Philippines. As an expert, the company is one of the most prominent players in the Southeast Asian food- and beverage industry.

"With this very important cooperation agreement, Kometos will continue its growth plan, where the Asian market plays a significant role as a strategic area. With the agreement, Kometos's operational network will expand to cover the South East Asia region" says Kometos CEO, Raimo Niemi.

From the left: Tommi Wirtanen (Sales manager, Kometos Ltd), Liziel Tecson (Director, Max´s Group), Raimo Niemi (CEO, Kometos Ltd), Jann Nicolas (Technical director, Max´s Group) and Vincent P. Bernardino (Business development director, FMIC)

14 / 03 / 18

Kometos at the Anuga -fair

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In Anuga Foodtech -Fairs on 20. - 23.03.2018 in Cologne, Germany, we are introducing our products; Finncold thawing- and freezing systems, and also Finntray dosing systems, multiheadweigher solutions and ready meal lines.

We have a pleasure to invite You to visit our stand Hall 06.1, stand A011! In the stand co-operating our dealer Emil Müller GmbH & Co. KG from Germany.

30 / 01 / 18

Kometos´s new innovation introduced in Kitee

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30-something Jari Paakkunainen will soon open a slaughterhouse in Purujärvi with his cooperation partner Veli-Pekka Uimonen. The two young men founded the Bonus Carnis slaughterhouse in the summer and decided to invest in a modern facility.

- There’s a huge demand for this kind of activity, says CEO Paakkunainen.

Bonus Carnis is a “self-service slaughterhouse”, which means that the farmers transport the animals to slaughter themselves and also take away the chilled carcasses. They all live within 120 kilometers of the slaughterhouse. Paakkunainen also has some Highland cattle himself.

- We only serve customers who sell meat directly from their farm.


Bonus Carnis’s business concept reflects the transformation of the Finnish meat culture. More and more consumers are interested in the origin of food and they are willing to pay for domestic quality. Small farmers are often not able to supply enough meat to meet the demand.

- We noticed the producers’ needs a couple of years ago and teamed up with the world-famous Hardiesmill farm from Scotland to develop the Thomcont on-farm slaughterhouse, designed particularly for small meat farms, says Sales Manager Pekka Paloniemi from Kometos.

Thomcont is a modular food processing facility, and putting it into operation took less than a week.

- This package deal has made our work a lot easier. We would have faced many sleepless nights without this cooperation, Paakkunainen describes the innovation’s ease-of-use.

The slaughter capacity of the Bonus Carnis facility is about seven cows or thirty sheep a day. The Thomcont on-farm slaughterhouse is an indication of innovative problem solving in the food industry for Kometos, a service investment for Bonus Carnis, and a way to distinguish oneself from the bulk production for the meat farmers in the region – a common answer from all operators to those who want high-quality local ingredients.

From the left: Jari Paakkunainen, Veli-Pekka Uimonen, Pekka Paloniemi and Tuomas Paloviita (Kometos´s Production manager)


15 / 12 / 17

Kometos Oy to cooperate for development of Mongolia´s agriculture

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Long-term cooperation agreement between ZAO Bat Gan Agro in Mongolia and Kometos Oy was signed on the Finland’s Independence Day on 06.12.2017 in the capital of Mongolia Ulan Bator. The agreement handles extensive cooperation for development of Mongolia’s agriculture and conduction of different related training courses.

The population of Mongolia today is 3 million and the number of livestock amounts to 61 million consisting mostly of sheep, yaks and bovines. Besides meat treatment and logistic systems all the way up to export activities, development of livestock farming is of utmost importance.

Cooperation starts immediately; the first Mobile slaughterhouse will be delivered to the region already in the spring of 2018.

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