Production to restart at Delpierre sushi factory damaged by fire

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New site on the cards as French company get back to production as quickly as possible.

Part of French Delpierre’s sushi factory in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the north coast of France went up in flames last Wednesday, with firefighters tacking the fire from the early hours.

According to Les Marches, the management is determined to restart production as soon as possible, even before the fire damage is repaired.

Management has announced that production could resume as early as March in a cold storage warehouse in nearby Capécure.

“We are not closing any doors,” said Stanislas Giraud, general manager Marée et Métiers Labeyrie Fine Foods – owners of Delpierre. He pointed out that sushi production was based on the particular know-how of the teams and on equipment that is only found in Japan or the United Kingdom. And considered that insurance companies have an interest in reindustrializing as soon as possible, the time being in the inventory.

The fire has affected the storage of raw materials, the production (300 to 400 tonnes per year) of sushi, sales forecasting services and shipments of seafood, which are carried over to two other sites, the publication wrote.