Européenne De La Mer announces intention to close plant in Poland

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‘Plant is not competitive in relation to other players on the market.’

On Friday, Européenne De La Mer, a subsidiary of Thai Union Europe and a leading producer of salmon and smoked fish for the European and French markets, announced its intention to close its plant in Dąbrowa Chełmińska, near Bydgoszcz, Poland.

In a statement accompanying the announcement, the company said, “This difficult decision was taken as, despite numerous reviews and investment, the plant is not competitive in relation to other players on the market. As a result, we continue to see heavy losses as a result of highly challenging market conditions and a lack of competitiveness with peers.”

“Our employees at Bydgoszcz are our primary consideration in this difficult situation. They were briefed this morning following our consultation with their employee representative and will be provided with all support to assist them throughout this process.”

“Throughout the process we will strictly adhere to adequate procedures, including in particular those related to labour market regulations. We are committed to the smooth consultation and implementation of solutions that will provide the best possible support to all our employees in this situation.”

Thai Union is one of the world’s largest seafood producers with annual sales exceeding US$4.2 billion.