The Cromer crab factory on the Norfolk coast is to close in August with 109 jobs being lost
Young's Seafood, which owns the factory, decided to move production to its Humberside site after an eight month consultation into the plant. Crab will still be bought and processed in Norfolk, but all other shellfish operations will be transferred to Young's factory in Grimsby.
Pete Ward, chief operating officer for Young's Seafood, said, “We have looked long and hard at this and I'd like to stress that this move does not reflect on the committed and experienced team in Cromer.
“Shellfish processing remains important to our company, as we consolidate shellfish processing in Grimsby. Our priority is to continue to fulfil customer contracts, alongside ensuring that the employees affected by this announcement get the support they need,” he added.
The factory employs five percent of the townspeople, and Cromer Crab is an iconic product of Norfolk.