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Youngs Seafood Limited Footprint Consolidation

Gemma Hyland
25 May 2012, at 1:00am

UK - Youngs Seafood Limited has announced the consolidation of its manufacturing footprint following a period of consultation.

Fish and seafood processing volume from the former Cumbrian Seafoods sites in Seaham and Whitehaven (now known as Ocean Pure Limited), along with shellfish processing volume from Cromer, will be will be transferred into Youngs Seafood Limiteds factories in Grimsby.

Unfortunately the phased transfer of fish and seafood volume is likely to result in the closure of the sites at Seaham and Whitehaven, and the Cromer Crab Company, with the loss of the remaining jobs at these facilities. The expansion of production at Youngs Seafood Limiteds Humberstone Road and Mardsen Road factories in Grimsby will result in the sites taking on circa 321 staff in addition to the 776 people who currently work there. Any employees facing redundancy, who wish to apply for these roles, will be prioritised when filling the vacancies.

Leendert den Hollander, Chief Executive of Youngs Seafood Limited, said: This announcement on our footprint consolidation is about achieving the most robust and sustainable manufacturing operating model for the long-term. We have made some tough choices about our manufacturing operations, as we have adjusted to the new reality in the macroeconomic environment and to achieve our long-term objectives. Whilst we recognise that the general economic environment remains challenging, were confident that were taking the necessary steps to put us on the right track for the future.