Mass ex­pan­sion at Ma­rine Har­vest plant

Fish Farmer - - Processing News -

MA­RINE Har­vest has en­tered into an agree­ment to sup­ply fresh and smoked salmon prod­ucts to Sains­bury’s stores across the UK, the com­pany con­firmed last month.

The con­tract, for­merly with Young’s Seafood, will be de­liv­ered by the Ad­mi­ralty Park pro­cess­ing plant that Ma­rine Har­vest opened last year in Rosyth, Fife. Sup­ply will com­mence in Novem­ber 2015.

Andy Sta­p­ley, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ma­rine Har­vest Con­sumer Prod­ucts, said: ‘This is ex­cel­lent news for the com­pany as well as for Rosyth and will mean sig­nif­i­cant ex­pan­sion for the plant and more lo­cal jobs for the area.

‘This lat­est con­tract builds on the strong re­la­tion­ship Ma­rine Har­vest has es­tab­lished with Sains­bury’s over many years and is part of the com­pany’s strat­egy to man­age the en­tire food pro­duc­tion process from farm to fork.’

The Rosyth plant, which started pro­duc­tion in Jan­uary 2015, has un­til now been mainly pro­duc­ing prod­ucts un­der the Ma­rine Har­vest brand - Har­bour Salmon Co.

The 200,000 square feet fa­cil­ity, ac­quired by Ma­rine Har­vest as part of its pur­chase of Mor­pol, is set to be­come one of the largest pro­cess­ing plants in the UK. The site is al­ready em­ploy­ing more than 90 peo­ple and this fig­ure will in­crease to around 350 dur­ing the next 12 months.

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