nova-tech’s shrimpworks

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 in Willmar, MN in partnership with Willmar Poultry Company. From the beginning, Nova-Tech Engineering was focused on the future and fueled by innovation and creativity.   

Today, Nova-Tech Engineering’s equipment can be found in over 600 locations in more than 65 countries and 6 continents around the world. They are well on their way to living out their purpose of creating revolutionary solutions that advance their customers’ ability to feed the world.  In 2015, Nova-Tech Engineering was challenged with the opportunity to automate shrimp processing. Their team began in-depth market research, followed by product development by their Engineers.  

In March of 2021, Nova-Tech Engineering launched the innovative platform: ShrimpWorks®. ShrimpWorks® is a first-of-its-kind system that is truly all-in-one; combining heading, pull deveining, peeling, leg removal, EZ-Peel, and sorting in one compact touchpoint.  ShrimpWorks® has an easy-to-use digital interface, allowing an operator to quickly chnage the presentation of the shrimp with the touch of a button. This eliminates cumbersome hardware changes during processing. 

ShrimpWorks® measures each shrimp to ensure complete precision processing, reducing hold time and handling. Using the measurement taken of the shrimp, the head is consistently removed at the same location, regardless of the size of the shrimp. Whether it is maximizing chin meat yield or cleaner cuts, precise measurements and customized processing allow you to give your customers the presentation they want.

With over 30 years of experience innovating and fostering meaningful partnerships within the poultry industry, Nova-Tech Engineering is ready to do the same for the seafood industry, starting with ShrimpWorks®. 

To learn more about ShrimpWorks®, click here.

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