Shrimp firm Klaas Puul plans new factory in the Netherlands
Dutch shrimp firm Klaas
The company has made plans for the construction of a new, 5,506-square-meter shrimp processing and packaging facility, with a move-in date planned for early 2018.
“Mainly due to the ever increasing hygienic requirements and the need to adhere to the highest BRC [British Retail Consortium] certification standards, this new construction was committed,” van der Meer said in an email to SeafoodSource.
Klaas Puul, with roughly 3,500 employees and nearly EUR 200 million (USD 222.6 million) in sales in 2015, processes both small
“All other factories are already state of the art. Volendam was the only one left which needed upgrading. Moving this activity elsewhere was discarded for many reasons. That is why we decided to invest in Volendam,” van der Meer said. “The idea for these construction plans
The packing lines in the company’s current Volendam facility will move from their current premises to the new building, while its thawing and cooking facilities will be expanded by 2,000 square meters and moved to Edam, the town next to Volendam.
H2 Equity Partners purchased the firm from the
“[Various sources contributed to] the overall financing, not specifically H2,” he said. “As you know, the [Moojier] family is still a very substantial shareholder and