Our experience, expertise and enthusiasm make us the obvious choice for a supplier.
Immediately after the prawns have been caught and hauled on board the fishing vessel, they are frozen. This retains the prawns’ naturally high quality. Most of our raw materials are landed directly at our production plant in Kårvikhamn. Here the prawns are thawed before they are cooked and cleaned for shells and heads. After peeling, the prawns are frozen with a protective layer of water (glazing) to prevent drying out and freezer burns. The prawns are packed in bags directly to the consumer. The bags are labelled in such a way that we can trace the individual pack right back to the fishing vessel that caught the prawns, as well as the time of production at Stella Polaris. In other words, we have complete traceability on all finished goods.
With the high salary costs in Norway, we have had to focus on effective production. All our production now takes place under one roof. Stella Polaris is probably the most automated production plant for prawns in the world today. This means that our prawns are untouched by human hands, from when the frozen raw materials are placed in the freezer until they are packaged. Automation and standardisation also helps ensure a consistent quality.
Our most important guarantee for ensuring excellent production and thereby top quality of our products is our employees. We therefore strive to create all-year jobs and high job satisfaction. This has contributed towards a high level of experience and expertise among our workforce, in production, sales and logistics.
Our sales department constantly follows market trends and communicates regularly with our customers. We are passionate about providing products and delivery solutions to suit our customers' needs and wishes. We constantly assess these with quality and market adaptation in mind.
In 2000, Stella Polaris was the first prawn factory in the world to be certified by the British Retail Consortium standard for food production. BRC is perhaps the most demanding quality standard available for food production. Stella Polaris undergoes annual quality inspections from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and currently has an AA rating from BRC.
Stella Polaris also has environment certifications from MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and Krav. The company is inspected annually by these organisations, so that we can continue to provide these environmental labels to our customers.