Morenot has been present in Plungė, Lithuania for seven years with production of trawl doors. An agreement has now been signed to expand the production area with 11,000 square meters, which will handle the assembly and treatment of nets for the aquaculture industry. Mørenot will expand their net assembling capacity with this new factory.
“Being a large global producer, we are committed to setting new standards to sustainably harvest food from the sea. 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”, says Arne Birkeland, CEO of Morenot.
The netting, which is used to make the nets, 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.
“We have good experiences with our existing trawl door production in Lithuania. The location improves our logistics with reduced delivery times and lower transport emissions. Additionally, the location has the necessary expertise available, which ensures the continued production of high-quality products”, says Birkeland.
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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