December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Large scale crab processing returned to Cromer in earnest this morning when staff at the new Jonas Seafoods factory started work in their new premises.
The factory in Stonehill Way was a hive of activity as crates of the famous crustacean were loaded onto the production line to be cooked, cut and dressed by the team of expert staff.
A celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday to mark the opening of the factory, and invited guests got to take a sneaky peek around its chilled confines ahead of today’s first working day.
Local fisherman Kevin Jonas, who teamed up with business partner Nick Samujlik to launch his new crab and lobster venture, hopes the new factory will put Cromer’s famous edible export back on the national map following the closure of the Cromer Crab Company last year.
Two hundred jobs are set to be created after one of west Norfolk’s largest businesses was granted permission to expand its King’s Lynn facilities.