ATLANTIC SEAFOOD LAUNCHES NEW MANUFACTURING SITE IN LIGNOL Published: 01 December, 2011
Atlantic Seafood has been a seafood producer since 1997 and has developed and created two ranges of products: tuna in Ecuador, and cod in Spain.
But now Atlantic Seafood has relocated production of tuna-based products to the industrial site of Euralis, based in Lignol, in Brittany (West of France) by way of Atlantic Gourmet, a newly created subsidiary.
Building work for the new 2500 m² site began in November 2011 and full production will start in April 2012.
The company focuses on two main product areas:
· Tuna in sterilised, flexible pouches.
· Frozen tuna, cod, salmon, organic prawns and squid.
It produces 4,000 tons of canned and frozen tuna each year and 2,000 tons of cod-based products.
Tuna and cod represent approximately 80% of our total turnover.
The market breakdown is split as follows:
· 60% sold to the food and ready meal industry
· 40% sold to catering companies
Its global turnover is as follows:
· 60% sales in France
· 40% international sales
Turnover has increased by 30% this year. For the 2011 tax year, Atlantic Seafood foresees a turnover of 14M.
Due to the following reasons:
– Diversification of resources,
– Development of new products,
– Introduction of new processing technology,
– Improved logistics; with the relocation of the production of tuna-based products to the industrial site of Euralis, based in Lignol, in Brittany.
Atlantic Gourmet will offer a wider range of products and will produce 4,000 tons of products every year with 30 employees by 2013. The raw material will be imported from the joint-venture sites, Ecuador and Spain, and will use an entirely automated production. Our turnover is planned to increase from 15 to 20M by 2015.