The Peru facility is due prime open by year-end
Spanish seafood processor Nueva Pescanova is increasing in Peru with a EUR7m (US$8.4m) funding to construct a brand new manufacturing unit within the nation’s capital Lima.
The 8,000 sq m plant, positioned within the port space of Pucusana, can have the potential to course of 12,700 tons of cephalopods reminiscent of squid and octopus yearly. It can additionally course of fish together with mahi to be became surimi. The positioning additionally has extra capability to course of round an additional 900 tons.
Nueva Pescanova’s Novaperú subsidiary, which it based in Peru in 1995 with a plant within the San Juan de Miraflores district of Lima, will function the brand new facility. It is because of come on stream on the finish of the 12 months with 170 staff on board, a ten% improve to the corporate’s present workforce in Peru.
Manuel Quintana del Hierro, the CEO of Novaperú, stated in a press release: “The brand new plant will enable us to extend the productive capability of species reminiscent of squid or mahi, in addition to the event of latest merchandise to enhance the vertical integration of the group. As well as, the brand new facility can have automated manufacturing traces that may enable vitality financial savings and enhance manufacturing effectivity.”
Final 12 months, Spanish lender Abanca elevated its stake in Nueva Pescanova to 80.46% after shopping for a further 39.8% holding from two different native banks, Banco Sabadell and Caixabank.
Nueva Pescanova, based mostly within the Spanish metropolis of Pontevedra, had a turnover in 2020 of EUR905m, in accordance with its web site.