Huon Aquaculture breaks ground on processing facility


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 11, 2014

Tasmanian salmon producer Huon Aquaculture on Friday broke ground on an AUD 12 million (USD 11.3 million, EUR 8.1 million) value added seafood processing facility.The facility is expected to employ up to 90 people when it opens its doors at the end of this year. Products processed at the facility will include hot and cold-smoked salmon, gravadlax and other gourmet products.

“The new smokehouse and new product center is part of a four-year, AUD 160 million (USD 150.4 million, EUR 108.4 million) controlled growth strategy for the company which consolidates our operations to Tasmania, delivers increased production capacity and efficiency whilst reducing our environmental footprint,” said Peter Bender, Huon managing director.

Specialist food processing design and construction firm Wiley has been commissioned to deliver the new facility.

“It’s satisfying to work with aspirational food processing companies. Huon are backing themselves for a successful food manufacturing facility to service Australia and global exports,” said Tom Wiley, Wiley managing director.

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