Tuna: Company Increases Production Capacity

In order to increase its installed capacity, in Guatemala the company Rianxeira invested $2.5 million in the commissioning of two new industrial buildings.

Monday, June 14, 2021

The plant in which the business group made the investment in new industrial buildings was inaugurated in 2019 and is located at kilometer 97, highway to Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla.

Guillermo Rodriguez Mahuad, managing director of Rianxeira, told Prensalibre.com that "... with the expansion of the industrial warehouses the capacity will increase from three thousand tons of fish to five thousand 500 tons of production of loins as of storage."

Rodriguez added that "... there is a request for an increase of raw material in the two presentations: raw, which goes through a process of removing the skin in a production line, and the cooked tuna, which is ready to be packaged."

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The $2.5 million investment consisted of expanding the tuna loin production area and the construction of a state-of-the-art refrigerated storage module, said the company's executive.

In addition to tuna, the company also processes all types of waste, such as fish heads, skeletons, bones, bone parts and viscera.

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