Morenot expands in Lithuania
To create a more efficient value chain for the production of aquaculture nets, Morenot is building a new production factory in Lithuania.
Morenot has been present in Plungė, Lithuania for seven years with production of trawl doors at the fully owned Injector Doors UAB. An agreement has now been signed to expand the production area by 11,000 square metres.
“Being a large global producer, we are committed to setting new standards to sustainably harvest food from the sea,” explained Arne Birkeland, chief executive of Morenot. “With the new factory in Lithuania, we will increase the efficiency and control of the entire value chain. Our products and services for catching fish in the sea and cultivating them in clean ocean environments in safe and efficient manner, will become even more competitive,” he added.
The netting is produced in Morenot's factory at Hildre in Norway. When the new factory in Lithuania is finished, Morenot’s current net production facility in Spain will provide nets, service and support to the markets in southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The new factory will be headed by Liudas Velykis, who currently manages Morenot's trawl door production at the same location. The soft opening is scheduled for March 2020, with full production running from May. The facility will require 50 new employees for the first half of 2020, increasing to 100 by the end of the year.
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