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CUSTOMER STORIES : Gansbaai Marine (Pty)

Place : Gansbaai, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Application : Pelagic Fish Processing

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Interviewee : Stephen Brown

Interviewer : Steven Bostock

Steven Bostock :

Could you please introduce yourself and your company?

Stephen Brown :

I am Stephen Brown, a Registered Professional Certificated Engineer involved with the continuous improvement and optimisation of pelagic fish processing at Gansbaai Marine (Pty) Ltd. The facility has been in operation since the mid 1960’s and we are in the process of refining it’s capabilities to meet and exceed ever-increasing legislative constraints imposed on the environments in which we operate.

How did you meet HAUS?

The overall objective in our industry is to process the raw fish as quickly as possible, so as to preserve it’s composition for as long as the processing parameters dictate. The prime function is to reduce protein from the landed catches, before decomposition prevents this from efficiently taking place. Establishing objectives for the business, that involved replacement of older and obsolete equipment, resulted in expediting options available in the global market-place. Those tabled by HAUS, have proved to be the most lucrative for us.

Where and for what purpose is HAUS used in your company?

We have two HAUS machines in our fish meal processing plant. The first one was a DDI4742 decanter/desludger with a 470mm bowl diameter, which has enabled production rate peaks of 40 ton/hour raw fish processing speeds having being achieved. This machine proved itself as being the flagship in the fish meal processing plant, when expediting related equipment arose, in the form of separator centrifuge. Again we followed the standard internal company process and the proposal tabled by HAUS, on a HAUS IBA6824-PC40 self-cleaning separator centrifuge has proved to be legitimate. The older machines were just not capable of handling the quantity of water concentrate from the upstream machine.

Why HAUS? What are the advantages with HAUS?

After having established a professional relationship with HAUS, based on sound future-oriented ethics, they will form part of the negotiations platform with similar-such improvements. The prime motivator is quick turn-around local back-up service, which is financially competative in the global market-place. Our relationship is one of mutual continuous improvement and advancement.

Would you like to add anything about the sector and market?

I strongly believe that HAUS has delivered upon our expectations from them and that they would be favourably considered in any similar-such developments into the future. HAUS has proved it’s competativeness in the pelagic fish processing sector for us and as such we are in the process of purchasing two similar machines, to further enhance our overall fish meal plant efficiency. These machines will be installed and ready for the 2021 production cycle.


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