Fish handling with care
– is the heart and soul of everything we do.
Optimar is a global leader for automated fish processing systems for use on board fishing vessels, on land and in aquaculture. These systems are installed as turnkey projects, either independently or in connection with third-party products. Moreover, as a full-service provider, Optimar offers complementary software products and services – from remote diagnostics and online service through to spare parts, maintenance, and retrofitting.
Aside from our headquarter and manufacturing facility in Ålesund on Norway’s west coast, Optimar operates other facilities in Norway, the United States, Spain and Romania. By being in the heart of The Norwegian seafood cluster, close to our customers and partners, we are able to be in front on innovations and product development. We are a global company and deliver to customers in more than 30 countries.
State of the art equipment
Optimar has extensive experience in delivering products and solutions for aquaculture and fisheries worldwide.
Our expertise in the field has positioned us as a preferred partner within design and engineering, as well as service. A minimum level of stress for the fish equals a high quality product at the end of the process.
Our equipment for industrial processing of fish involves no chemicals and gentle handling in high capacity systems – both standardized and custom made. Our products span from sea lice removal and robot palletizing systems to electric stunning machines and mort handling.
Service & aftermarket
Optimar provides industry-leading services to customers all over the world, on-site or remotely. We are highly competent professionals striving to solve problems in the best way possible.
If you need retrofits, services, or support, we are here to support and help. We offer a wide range of service options adjustable to your needs. Our team will support you and provide you with spare parts 24/7.
Our Values and Core Behaviours
Our values and core behaviors define and explain the expectations for every employee in their daily work routine. They drive the cultural change towards outperformance and act as the basis for regular performance evaluation, recognition, and placement decisions.
Development of sustainable products
In 2021, Optimar has had two main areas of focus with respect to sustainable products. Focus number one has been to improve cooperation with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and create solutions that support fish welfare. Focus number two has been to invent efficient solutions that maintain fish welfare and at the same time deliver increased efficiency and profitability for the actors in the fishing industry.
Optimar has also established good connections with research organizations such as Nofima in Norway. This is to obtain third-party documentation that fish welfare is maintained when Optimar products are used. In 2021, the focus has been on the products Electric Stunner, Optilize, Optiflush and Stun & Bleed systems for use on farmed cod.
Our sustainability strategy
Sustainable management of the world’s fish stocks, both wild and farmed, is key to keeping a growing global population adequately fed.Optimar’s sustainability strategy shows how we are working as an organization to manage all our resources in a way that creates value not only today, but for the generations to come.
At Optimar we take our purpose seriously – fish handling with care. This is the core of what we do at Optimar and how we fulfil our company mission. We improve the sustainability of food production by enabling our customers to process fish more effectively, safely and with higher quality. At the same time it also means caring for people and planet, and creating value for the next generations. There is a growing sense of ownership at Optimar to drive this forward which enables us to continue to take big steps forward each year.
While combating climate change and protecting the environment are fundamental aspects of this, we choose to take a broader view. For us, social and economic development is equally important.