Danish shrimp, cod producer streamline operations
Danish coldwater shrimp processor Cimbric, will move its operations onto the site of salted cod producer Jeka Fish, in order to exploit synergies and the potential of development in operating the sister companies.
Cimbric will continue at its current site in Vogn, Denmark until after Easter and then move to Jeka’s facilities in Lemvig by 2 May.
The company said that while the moves forces it to lay off both hourly and salary employees, all will be offered employment in the new location. Several key employees will follow the move.
“Business will be resumed in newly and purpose-built facilities, which will give a streamlined production with many new possibilities and increase out competitiveness,” Cimbric said in a statement. “Knowledge and knowhow will follow key personnel and the company; prospectively this will make us a stronger supplier.
“We target synergies through new-product development and diversified production for both Cimbric and Jeka Fish. Our aim is to become a complete supplier, who will be seen as one and act like one, and who will offer a wide and interesting product portfolio. The physical amalgamation will result in better conditions and possibilities for our clients.”
Jeka Fish employs 90 workers and produces a wide range of whitefish products and range of fishcakes made with Marine Stewardship Council-certified cod and salmon. Cimbric employs 18 workers and produces prawns and others shellfish products in both brine and modified atmosphere.