Icelandic Seachill accepted an offer from frozen seafood processor Seagold to buy one of its vacant facilities in Grimsby, in a deal that would create jobs.
The deal covered the former facility’s assets only, said Icelandic Seachill. The chilled fish processor said jobs would be created after Seagold – owned by Samherji Group – moved into the site.
Icelandic Seachill ceo Simon Smith said: “We are pleased that local jobs will be created as a result of the purchase by Samherji, and have worked with both Samherji and the [North East Lincolnshire] council to facilitate this.”
Chilled fish processor Icelandic Seachill had three facilities, but had reorganised its operations over the past 12 months. Production from one of the sites was integrated into its other two facilities, leaving one vacant.
Samherji sales and marketing director Gustaf Baldvinsson said: “This acquisition gives us scope to significantly grow our existing business and consolidate our group’s UK storage and distribution.”