Neerlandia Urk has expanded its freezing capacity as well as its earnings with the installation of Northfield, Minn.-based Frigoscandia Equipment's Advantec impingement freezers.
Neerlandia was cautious about taking such a big leap forward. "We really agonized over this decision," recalls managing director Albert Romkes, who runs the business together with his brother Herman. "In fact, it took us almost a year to select the plant concept best suited to our needs. Of great importance to us were the practical tests with a number of fish varieties conducted by the team of experts from Frigoscandia Equipment here at our premises on Urk. The results were so promising that we continued the tests at Frigoscandia Equipment in Sweden. The outstanding results ultimately proved to be the decisive factor."