Cooperl will implement Völur’s artificial intelligence (AI) solution to optimize carcass sorting and cutting to meet inventory levels and maximize revenue.
Lamballe-Armor, France and Oslo, Norway, September 19, 2023 — Cooperl, a leading French pork producer, and Völur, a global software company that develops cutting-edge AI technology to optimize the meat industry, today announced a partnership to maximize pork carcass sorting and cutting with AI technology.
This partnership aims to optimize Cooperl’s decision-making processes related to carcass sorting and cutting while maintaining optimal inventory levels and maximizing revenue. Völur will identify the optimal daily production plans for Cooperl’s Lamballe facility to satisfy their customers’ demand while maximizing the value of the carcasses. Cooperl is also seeking to link the optimization of carcasses with the scheduling of primary cutting.
"We are excited to partner with Völur, a company that shares our passion for data-driven innovation," said Jean Galès, Supply Chain Manager at Cooperl. "By leveraging Völur's AI technology, we believe that we can unlock new levels of value creation in pork processing.”
The partnership will start with a Proof of Concept (PoC) where Völur will optimize Cooperl’s decision-making processes in selecting carcasses for sale, determining the optimal primal cuts, and linking them to the scheduling processes. The full implementation of Völur solution at Cooperl’s Lamballe plant is expected to be finalized early in 2024.
“We are very proud that Cooperl has chosen to partner with Völur to implement our solution to optimize their carcass sorting and cutting processes," said Robert Ekrem, CEO of Völur. "We believe our AI technology will drive Cooperl’s optimized production, increasing revenue and customer satisfaction.”
Looking ahead, Völur and Cooperl plan to further explore the potential of data and artificial intelligence in driving carcass value optimization. The collaboration will improve operational effectiveness in pork production, enhancing customer satisfaction and creating a more optimized and sustainable meat industry.
Cooperl is the leading French pork producer. Their unique 360° approach guarantees reliable traceability, food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, and environmental respect. Thanks to the organization and extensive expertise acquired in pig production for more than 55 years, they export products all over the world in more than 50 countries and offer an integrated range of technologies and services for people who want to invest in the pig industry to support them at every stage of their project. A French cooperative with an international focus, Cooperl has 7,700 employees and 3,000 member breeders and has more than 30 sites in France. Internationally, it has ten offices and three industrial sites. Visit https://www.cooperl.com/.
Völur is a global software company that is revolutionizing how the meat industry operates. Headquartered in Norway, Völur is on a mission to make the meat industry more optimized and sustainable with data and AI. By combining deep technical and industry knowledge, we use data and AI to empower meat processors with optimal sorting and cutting decisions to maximize carcass value throughout the whole value chain. The solution creates value through a more profitable balance between supply and demand, increments in the value per pound of the finished products, meeting service levels towards customers, and up to 10% higher utilization of animals. Visit us at volur.ai and follow us on LinkedIn.
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Völur, a global software company that develops cutting-edge technology to optimize the meat industry, today announced it became a Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to make the meat industry more optimized and sustainable with data and AI. Völur’s solution is now listed on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, the global ecosystem of trusted applications and services built on the Azure cloud platform. With Völur’s solution available in the Azure Marketplace, meat producers can take advantage of AI software to maximize carcass value and ensure optimal use of each animal.
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