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ASTW – Fishmeal and Rendering Plants

  • A & S Thai Works Co., Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of fishmeal and rendering plants in Asia Pacific, Since 1986, we have delivered, installed and commissioned more than 260 complete plants. As of 2015, nearly all are still running.
  • Installation Included in the Price
    ASTW has gained extensive experience from delivering all plants as turnkey installations, sometimes under the most challenging conditions. Of 180 employees, 40 technicians are trained to perform installations and service.
  • Highest Quality and Specifications
    ASTW supply machinery built to the absolute highest specifications, using thicker steel plates than the competition and highest quality brand name component suppliers. "Never buy a drier with less than 12 mm steel thickness of the discs."
  • LFP and OFP, Lean Fish and Oily Fish for Asia
    ASTW invented the LFP-Lean Fish Plant - for Asian operations in 1986 and have improved the techmology ever since. OFP - Oily Fish Plants are especially laid out for operation in Asia; Simplicity and Reliacility.
  • Good Maintenance - Absolute Importance
    ASTW supply service technicians and spare parts on shortest notice as good maintenance is of absolute importance to ensure continuous and problem free operation with any fishmeal and rendering plant.  Our location: 20 minutes from Bangkok Airport.
  • 3 Year Warranty
    ASTW give a 3 Year Warranty for all plants in South East Asia.
  • Lowest Price - Lowest Overhead 
    ASTW can offer the lowest price for the best quality due to low overhead and costs as we have design, manufacturing, installation and after sales service all in one place, all under one roof. 

  • Environment - No Smell
    ASTW solve environmental and smell problems clue to wide experience gained from supplying 13 plants to Australia, a country with some of the strictest environmental regulations in the world.
  • Energy Saving
    ASTW supply equipment to save energy, supplying waste/heat evaporators and pre-beaters, vacuum driers and direct condensate return systems.
  • Original Stord
    ASTW (A & S Thai Works Co., Ltd.) was in 1984 established by, and use the original technology from "Stord Norway".  We were earlier operating under the name "Stord Bartz Thailand" and later "Atlas Stord Thailand" until 1998.
  • Don't order a fishmeal plant until you have received a quotation from ASTW

What is fishmeal?

Fishmeal is dried and sterilized fish powder used for animal feed. Fishmeal has the most complete, balanced and nutritious protein content of all food and feed stuffs available and is used as a protein ingredient in animal feeds, mostly for chicken, pig, shrimp and fish.

Fishmeal for human consumption is being made in small quantities for high protein additives (Europe) or food additive (Asia), and although its nutrition is superb, the fish powder smells strongly from fish and has a sand like consistency and is not that popular to eat.

What Does A Fishmeal Plant Do?

The job of a fishmeal plant is mainly to remove the water from raw fish and also to separate as much fish oil as possible (OFP plants only). The fishmeal plant does not remove or add protein, what "goes in is what comes out", but a good fishmeal plant retains the protein and nutrition qualities in the fish.

Raw fish is easy perishable (becomes rotten), can be stored for only a short time under normal temperature and should be kept as cool as possible and processed as soon as possible.

Fish contains nearly 70 % water which makes it heavy to transport. Yield ratio is about 4 kg fish to make one kg fishmeal. During the fishmeal processing the fish is sterilized, the water is removed (only 6-10% moisture is left) and the end product is a fine, light brown powder with high protein content, low oil and moisture content and very long storage time.


The plants are a modern design user the Rotary Disc drier techonology that can poerate continuously for years provides easy operation, low energy consumption, low maintenanceand long life. ASTW also provides excellent after sale service and carry a supply of spare parts in stock.

Service Team

Complete installation and commissioning is available using our highly experienced service teams, along with full operating documentation for each plant. Spare Parts Genuine spare parts are carried in stock for all ASTW manufactures equipment. Contact our Sales & Marketing team for assistance.