Mass expansion at Marine Harvest plant
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.