Danish assistance to modernise abattoirs in Korea

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Danish assistance to modernise abattoirs in Korea

In South Korea, the government wants to support a sweeping modernisation of the country’s abattoirs to make the industry more competitive nationally and internationally. To this end, the Koreans have turned to DTI for help.

The Danish abattoir industry is known as an unrivalled leader globally, and, in Korea, Denmark and Danish knowhow enjoy a special status in terms of abattoir technology. Therefore, it seemed only natural that the Koreans decided to import expertise from Denmark.

Assistance with various challenges
DTI has been providing advice to the South Korean abattoir industry since the summer of 2011. Initially, the PuKyung abattoir will undergo major modernisation, with an all-new abattoir facility due to be built. The cooperation with PuKyung is the first step towards making the Korean abattoir industry more competitive in its domestic market and in the global market.

DTI has helped the Korean abattoir prepare a general design plan which outlines the processes and technologies needed to increase competitiveness and reach the production targets set. DTI will also take part in preparing a more detailed master plan to be completed before the actual design and subsequent construction of the new abattoir facility.

In the year ahead, DTI will extend its advisory services to other South Korean abattoirs.

Facts
DTI’s cooperation with PuKyung will comprise the
following:

  • Design of a new abattoir facility with optimisation of flows and internal transport routes
  • Implementation and commissioning of new abattoir technology
  • Staff training in technology application
  • Establishment of optimum manning and capacity balance in production
  • Ensuring yield optimisation and maximum resource utilisation 
  • Ensuring lowest possible unit costs
  • Assistance in introducing IT solutions and decision support systems for optimising processes and yields.