Japanese fisheries giant casts net in Urk
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JAPANWednesday, October 18, 2017The Japanese-based fisheries multinational Maruha Nichiro has strengthened its positio

 

JAPAN
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 

The Japanese-based fisheries multinational Maruha Nichiro has strengthened its position in the Dutch fish market with the purchase of Weerstand Foods, one of the biggest fish processors in the country and based on the island of Urk in the IJsselmeer.

Maruha Nichiro, the biggest fisheries concern in the world, bought Weerstand through its Dutch subsidiary Seafood Connection, the Financieele Dagblad has reported. Financial details were not disclosed.

The new Dutch combine Seafood Weerstand will have annual revenues of EUR 215m. The Urk firm was set up by the Weerstand family 30 years ago. It has a payroll of 112 and annual sales of EUR 30m. 

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