SSMG opens new processing facility
L-R: Managing director, Stephen Cameron; SSMG’s two longest serving employees, Isobel Smith and Beth Fraser Khan; and chairman Michael Laurenson
The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group has officially opened its new processing facility at Bellshill in central Scotland.
The new facility is double the size of SSMG’s previous processing site and will enable the company to innovate and develop its product portfolio to meet growing consumer demand for premium Scottish shellfish.
SSMG chairman Michael Laurenson said the new processing facility has placed the company in an excellent position for future growth.
“In particular, it will give us the opportunity to expand our shellfish range to meet the requirements of a dynamic consumer market,” he said. “We will achieve this through product innovation and by diversifying our operation to include other shellfish species.”
SSMG sources its mussels and oysters from member farms on the west coast of Scotland and Shetland, which have been independently certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and Friend of the Sea for their sustainable and environmentally responsible manner of cultivation.
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