The own-label seafood supplier, which bought Pinneys from Uniq in March last year, said the site was currently over-resourced. When it bought Pinneys, it knew the business was loss-making, over-resourced and running well below capacity, said Pinneys MD Andy Stapley.
The company had since begun a £3m investment programme, increased site capacity and moved production to Pinneys from other factories, he said. "We need to put in place a proven structure for a chilled fish business, which is consistent with our other factories to consolidate the business for the long term."
The company hopes to redeploy about 20 posts within the factory. Pinneys currently employs 560 staff, 510 of whom are permanent and 50 temporary.