Traditional knowledge allied with state-of-the-art R&D
The Solina group is founded on a solid heritage in butchery and meat processing industry, having brought many meat industry players under its umbrella over its history. Our teams across Europe have unparalleled functional expertise in meat and fish processing, as well as in-depth knowledge of functional ingredients, and this sector is a core part of our business. With our customised approach Solina’s creative R&D brings clients turnkey solutions for providing good meat and fish products – good tasting, good for health, and good for the environment.
Technical know-how for tailor-made solutions
Thanks to our roots, and we know exactly how to cut, process cure, preserve, and season meat. With our unrivalled know-how in the culinary and aromatic sectors, our food technologists can perfect taste and visual aspects like colour and texture, while optimising stability and shelf life. We’re virtuosos of functionality, employing over 50 meat specialists in our R&D teams at group or country level. Solina recruits its technical sales teams from the meat industry so we can offer comprehensive local support. We help clients develop customised ingredient compounds adapted to their specific market, and formulate industrial solutions with an eye on their target yields.
Regulatory and trend watch
We understand the challenges of the meat and fish industry better than anyone else. Solina nurtures industry-wide information networks to watch over consumer trends and legislative developments. In the highly technical meat industry, our up-to-date understanding of Europe’s stringent regulatory frameworks means that clients trust us to handle all aspects of regulation, right down to assisting them with labelling. Our trend hackers identify opportunities within the emerging currents in food – healthier diets, ethical/animal welfare concerns, vegetarianism, plant-based proteins/new flavours and ingredients – to develop the tastes and products consumers will want tomorrow and for the next barbecue season.
With a 360° understanding of the meat and fish processing industry, Solina offers services from macro down to micro level. We can help with and strategic thinking, provide operational support to improve finished products/optimise cost-effectiveness/meet specifications (Halal, clean label, allergen free, low salt, etc), and deliver turnkey solutions for all meat, poultry or fish applications. We’ve devised a broad spectrum of applications for fresh and cooked meat and fish products. These include texture, stability and yield improvers, alongside solutions to improve shelf life, preservation, and colour stability.