A natural extension of the merger is a co-location of the Vigra and Sjøholt facilities, and Digernes is strategically located in relation to this.

‘We must take full advantage of the important expertise that is available across the disciplines. At present, the refrigeration and processing teams are located too far apart, making it challenging to achieve the type of cooperation we want. We see that it would be highly favourable to co-locate the facilities in Vigra and Sjøholt under one roof. This is an important step towards our goal of becoming a complete and leading supplier of fish handling services in the market,’ says CEO Petter Leon Fauske of MMC First Process.

 The new facility in Digernes will accommodate 60 offices and a large, joint production hall. There will be plenty of room for the 50 employees from Vigra and Sjøholt and premises that are suitable for cooperation across the company’s locations. The building is scheduled for completion by 1 October 2019. MMC First Process’s facility in Fosnavåg employs approximately 80 people. The company also has a refrigeration service department in Haugesund. Together, this makes up a strong organisation with unique expertise in handling, processing and refrigeration services for the fisheries and aquaculture industry.

In photo from the left: Petter Leon Fauske, CEO of MMC First Process AS, and Geir Johan Bakke, CEO of Havyard Group ASA. The photo in the background is a 3D image of what the new facility will look like. Photo: Havyard