Page 10

i i i i i i i i i

i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i

i i i i i i i i i

i i i i i i i i i i

i i i i i i i i i

i i i i i i i i i

News

i i i i i i i i i i

C

Gael Force stake investment in Corpach Boatbuilding Company orpach Boatbuilding Company has joined Gael Force Group Ltd, in a strategically significant move which could strengthen the West of Scotland’s boat building industry and see the introduction of steel feed barge building on the West coast. With potential to expand workforce and capabilities at the boatyard, the group will continue to support existing operations at Corpach while progressing towards its longterm strategic objective to build a new range of steel feed barges for aquaculture customers. This latest development will be viewed as a major opportunity for Scottish producers of farmed salmon to benefit from an innovative, competitive and home-built substitute to imported steel feed barges. Many of the competing steel feed barges are currently manufactured outside the UK in Eastern Europe. Gael Force Group Managing Director Stewart Graham commented, “we are delighted to welcome Corpach Boatbuilding Company as part of an expanding Gael Force

Group. Throughout our discussions it was clear we share the same motivation for close customer collaboration with an aim to deliver outstanding quality in product and service. “We look forward to working with our colleagues at Corpach to grow the existing business as a first-class boat builder and achieve our long term objective of offering an innovative Scottish built substitute to imported steel barges. Additionally we see this development as strategically critical to Scotland’s boat building and servicing capability and also for Lochaber’s exciting development plans too”. Corpach Boatbuilding Company has specialised in the construction and repair of commercial boats together with other engineering and fish farm related services since its inception in 1992. Its dedicated team of skilled craftsmen are experienced in the construction of steel craft and the repair and modification of seagoing vessels in steel, aluminium, wood and GRP.

8 | December 2018 - International Aquafeed

Profile for Perendale Publishers Ltd

DEC 2018 - International Aquafeed magazine  

DEC 2018 - International Aquafeed magazine