Marelec Outperforms Competition In Red Meat Trials

Portio 3A


Yield is one of the most important features of a Portioning Machine and a higher yield means more revenue for customers. But how great is the yield achieved with the Portio? These are the results of a trial carried out by Marelec, comparing the Portio with a leading competitors machine. The trial was carried out on top sirloin, striploin, ribeye and tenderloin. The results are as follows:

Top Sirloin

Initially, Marelec had 5% more yield. Then the competitor claimed that the Marelec grader was not weighing correctly. Marelec insisted that the customer user a check weigher. The result was that Marelec outperformed the competitor two days in a row with 8% more yield. If the sales price for the premium product is $ 20/kg and for the minced product $ 10/kg, 8% more yield on a daily run of 1000 kg, means $ 800 more daily turnover!




With striploin, the competitor outperformed Marelec by 3%. The customer did a check weighing as well, which reduced the difference to 1.5%. This test was done on 20 primals only, after 5 pieces were used for setting up the machine.


Rib eye

This was a more limited test. Marelec’s Portio had a yield of 83.2%, while the competitor only had a yield of 78.4%. Therefore Marelec outperformed the competitor with 5% more yield.


This was also a more limited test and Marelec, again, outperformed the competitor with 3.5% more yield. The Marelec Portio had a yield of 90%, while the competitor’s was 86.5%.



After the tests performed on the Marelec Portio 3 versus the competitor, we can conclude that Marelec generally won on yield, which stands for a gain of $ 1,530 per day of production. If you take into account that there are 250 production days a year, the Marelec Portio gives $ 382,500 more profit in one year!

The Additional Benefits

We only have talked about yield, but there are some other facts that need attention:

  • There is less products which need to be prepared by butchers to reach the same weight of finished steaks. This gain in time goes together with the yield, so 8% gain in yield means 8% less preparation time.
  • The Portio 3 does not need to have parts dismantled before sanitization. This gained another 40 minutes a day during the tests.
  • The competitor does not have an automatic separation system, which means that there is an extra operator needed to separate products before grading them.

To discuss the Portio or to request your own product trial, please contact us today.



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