Cornelis Vrolijk acquires Dutch processing pair

Published on
October 28, 2020

Family-owned Dutch fishing company Cornelis Vrolijk has reached an agreement with Haasnoot Food Family BV to purchase the two fish processing companies Haasnoot Vis BV and Neptunus Seafood BV.

Haasnoot Vis BV also trades under the name Polaris. The companies are based in Katwijk and Enschede, in The Netherlands.

Announcing the acquisitions, IJmuiden-based Cornelis Vrolijk said that thanks to the acquisition of several fish processing companies in the Netherlands and Belgium, it had strengthened its position in the fishing chain in recent years.

“Haasnoot Vis BV and Neptunus Seafood BV are excellent additions to these companies’ existing activities. Haasnoot Vis is innovative in the development of new herring and fish products, and holds a strong position in the sale of herring and fish to consumers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Both parties look forward to the collaboration, which expands the product range and increases the innovative capacity,” Cornelis Vrolijk said.

As well as capitalizing on the synergies between the companies, Cornelis Vrolijk also expects to achieve economies of scale by combining commerce and production.

In June this year, Cornelis Vrolijk acquired an interest in Garnalenpelcentrum (GPC) Kant in Lauwersoog, also in the Netherlands. GPC Kant focuses on the peeling of brown shrimp (Crangon rangon) and pink shrimp (Pandalus borealis) using shrimp peeling machines that have been developed and patented in-house.

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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