BAADER ACQUIRES SEAC
BAADER acquires SEAC. BAADER is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Swedish fish-processing manufacturer SEAC AB, based in Färjestaden on the island of Öland, effective as of 18 January 2021.
SEAC is a leading supplier of fish-processing machinery for small pelagic fish species such as yellow
croaker, anchovy, sprat and smaller white fish such as blue whiting, Alaska pollock and hake. With more
than 30 years’ experience in this field, SEAC FPM machines are delivered all over the world.
“Looking into the future and the compatible processing solutions of BAADER, the SEAC technology is a
perfect fit for BAADER to further extend our overall product portfolio also among small fish species,”
highlights Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.
“By acquiring SEAC, we are further concentrating our leading role as a provider of complete protein processing solutions. The need to meet global food demand now and in the future drives us to continuously improve and advance our offerings,” says Petra Baader, Executive Chairwoman of BAADER.
“Boosting the sale of SEAC processing solutions means ensuring that more small fish species will be available for highquality human consumption.”
Ulf Grönqvist, the owner of SEAC, will step down as CEO and hand over his responsibilities to Vidar Breiteig,
Managing Director of BAADER in Norway. Anders Lorentzen, Managing Director of BAADER in Denmark, will
become Deputy Managing Director of SEAC, thus supporting Vidar Breiteig in his new and additional role as
Managing Director of SEAC. Ulf Grönqvist will accompany a smooth transition and integration phase of
SEAC into BAADER as a consultant. Through the integration, SEAC will already be related to the well established international sales and service network and supply chain of BAADER.
“Having BAADER as a backbone will ensure continuation and future extension of SEAC and its technology.
It will offer our customers both the certainty and confidence needed for current and future investments,”
says Ulf Grönqvist.
“We will ensure that customers will continue to be able to purchase existing and innovative SEAC processing
solutions. At the same time, we will work towards generating even more customer benefits by integrating
SEAC machinery into additional BAADER solutions and service as well as the supply chain,” says Vidar
SEAC will continue to operate as an independent entity under the SEAC brand with all SEAC employees
remaining within their roles and responsibilities. BAADER will ensure the continuation of manufacturing and
ongoing development of both SEAC machinery and spare parts.
The acquisition does not affect any supplier agreements and business partner relationships of SEAC.
BAADER is the global partner for food-processing solutions with over 100 years’ experience. They design and
engineer innovative and holistic solutions that ensure intelligent, safe, efficient and sustainable food
processing in all phases, from the handling of live and raw protein materials to the finished food products.
Through our data capabilities, they use data to interpret and forecast along the entire food value chain. In
close collaboration and partnership with their customers and partners, they are taking further major steps
towards greater efficiency, traceability, transparency, profitability, and sustainability. By sharing knowledge
and data, together they can succeed in optimising the food value chain in the long term.
To find out more about BAADER, please their website at www.baader.com.
SEAC is a leading supplier of fish-processing machinery for small pelagic fish and smaller white fish
species. With more than 30 years’ experience in this field, SEAC FPM machines are delivered and used all
over the world. Machines are designed for automatic feeding, nobbing, heading, gutting and filleting as well
as belly cleaning of pelagic fish and smaller white fish. Latest design of the belly-cleaning unit is to remove
the worms and parasites inside the belly cavity of the fish. Processable species include sardine, herring,
mackerel, saury, yellow croaker, anchovy, sprat and smaller white fish such as blue whiting, Alaska pollock
and hake. Due to the mechanical gutting system, belly-cracked as well as defrosted fish are easily handled
by the FPM machines.
To find out more about SEAC, visit their website at www.seac.se .