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Cromer crab Company

Cromer crab Company

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Norfolk; East Anglia; East of England


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.2 - Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Number Employed: 109
Group: Youngs Seafood

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-05-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 109
Planned Job Reductions max: 109
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Foreseen End Date: 31-08-2012

Additional Information

Youngs seafood has announced that it is to close its factory in Norfolk producing Cromer crab and other prawn and lobster products. The closure, which is due to take place before August, will result in the loss of 109 jobs. The company said that the decision was made after 8 months of consultation.

The work from the factory will move to its plant in Grimsby where the company plans to create 321 new posts (see related fact sheet).