Fresh raw material instead of fish waste. The latest technologies and systems instead of old production installations. Twenty years of company experience and creation of additional jobs. That is why the inhabitants of Słupsk do not have to be afraid of the fishmeal and fish oil production plant.
Paula Fish is a family-owned company that has been dealing in fish processing and transport for 20 years. Thanks to a modern approach to business, she was recognized as a market leader. The idea of Paul Fish has always been development, which carries concern for the natural environment and its employees. The company gives employment to 500 people.
“As a company that feels responsible, among others for the impact on local society, we are open to dialogue with the inhabitants of Słupsk and the surrounding area. “- assures President of Paula Fish company, Sławomir Gojdź. – “We know that our investment can arouse emotions, but based on rational arguments we will dispel growing concerns and doubts. The whole project was planned with the intention of not allowing to cause a nuisance to society – hence the emphasis on internal and external neutralization of odors. “
What will actually be produced in the new plant in the Słupsk industrial estate? The company Paula Fish, present on the local market for 20 years, focuses on the production of fish oil and fish meal from the fresh raw material.
The anxiety of the residents of Słupsk primarily concerns the perceptibility of the smell, which they think may arise from the presence of the plant. The smell of fish for some may seem unpleasant, especially in industrial quantities. Therefore, Paula Fish understands that the construction of the meal and oil production plant is accompanied by strong emotions.
Unlike older plants, for the production of meal and fish oil, Paula Fish will only use fresh raw material instead of fish waste. The raw material is salmon semi-products and fresh pelagic fish, such as sprat and herring.
An unquestionable advantage of the plant is modern technology that allows to process products of the highest standard, that is, the quality of products intended for man. The highest-class standard can only be achieved by technologically advanced plants, such as the investment of Paula Fish.
The most important in the production of fishmeal and fish oil is the proper isolation of unpleasant odor, so it is not disruptive to the environment of the plant. The entire ventilation system has been designed in such a way that the technological line is ventilated directly in the place of aroma, and the entire air stream flows straight to the clean. In addition, thanks to the high-efficiency ventilation system of the production halls, the fragrance will be able to get out of the hall only through the filter system. This will be ensured by innovative devices from world leaders in the industry: Haarslev Industries, Alfa Laval, GEA, Flottweg.
The plant will not utilize and process the stale raw material. In addition, the unloading of the delivered material will take place inside the production hall to overcome the spread of any odors.
The company is located in the industrial zone, at the point which will ensure quick delivery of fresh raw material from the ports in Ustka, Kołobrzeg, Hel, and Władysławowo, as well as fish processing companies from the immediate vicinity. The investor deliberately chose such a location that it would collide with the life of the inhabitants of Słupsk as little as possible.
Sprat and herring, the pelagic fish, by their size and other characteristics, may not be consumable. How to sell them, then? For years this question has been a nightmare for Polish fishermen. Demand for fish is declining – only last year, it has dropped by 7%. Fishermen also struggle with where to go with their surplus caught raw material. On the Polish coast, there was no modern factory, which could receive a problematic material, so they had to tie up with foreign recipients. Those, in turn, using their monopolistic position, offered fishermen low purchase prices, which negatively affected the financial situation of fishermen. In this relation, foreign producers of flour received most of the benefits, but it wasn’t profitable for the Polish fishermen.
In addition, Polish manufacturing companies supplying fish meal and oil are watching with fear the fluctuations of the exchange rate, as well as economic conditions related to the import of this type of products from abroad.
“The size of our imports of products is affected by the situation on the German market. Increases in raw material prices cause a weakening of demand, which ultimately affects our manufacturing industry. The establishment of a meal factory in Poland will mean that we will not have to look at the whims of foreign markets! “- admits the vice-chairman Andrzej Zając.
It was dynamic changes and growing competition in the market that accelerated the decision to build a fishmeal and fish oil factory. The investment is not only a natural consequence of the company’s current operations but also an excellent answer to the following questions:
As Andrzej Zając from Paula Fish argues – “The answer is simple: Polish fish meal plant will become the recipient of the raw material. The factory of Paula Fish will surely fill the gap in the Polish economy. “
In connection with the investment, Paula Fish plans an additional 40 job posts and further development of the company, which in the future will bring additional job positions to the labor market in Słupsk.
Slupsk is also opening new opportunities. The city can become a technological center in the field of fish processing. By increasing investment, Paula Fish may think about further development, which will result in another increase in employment and a positive impact on the development of Słupsk and the commune.
Paula Fish is a local investor and employer who cares about Słupsk. The residents’ concerns about whether their standard of living will change into worse are understandable and simply human. The company is very engaged in convincing the residents of Słupsk and the surrounding area that the establishment of a fish processing plant for meal and oil takes place in a rational way, with a view to human health and the environment.
As a mature investor with 20 years of experience, Paula Fish emphasizes the transparency of the entire investment process.
“Our investment is not only harmless but also thought, in terms of its benefits. From the very beginning, it was important for us to show the truth, so anyone interested in the investment will receive comprehensive information about it. I would not decide on a project that could worsen the health and comfort of the local community. I am a part of it and as a mature entrepreneur, I take responsibility for local residents with every investment. ” – emphasizes President Paula Fish, Sławomir Gojdź.
February 4, 2018