17/01/14 Jobs boost for Argyll
Barcaldine based aquaculture equipment supplier Fusion Marine has delivered a New Year employment boost for the local Argyll economy through the creation of four new full-time positions.
Three jobs have been created in administration and sales, whilst a new factory operative has also been recruited, taking total employment in the company to 16 full-time personnel. Fusion Marine specialises in the manufacture of fish farm pens and associated equipment, which are widely used by aquaculture companies throughout the west coast and the islands.
Stephen Divers, managing director of Fusion Marine, said: “The aquaculture industry is crucial to the development of the fragile West coast economy and this jobs boost is a direct reflection of its importance. Innovation is at the heart of our development strategy and if the business conditions allow, then we are hopeful of creating even more jobs in the future.”
The jobs boost has also been partly fuelled by Fusion Marine’s ongoing strategy to grow exports, as well as build upon other business fields it has successfully established in recent years that utilise its specialist expertise in plastics’ technology. This includes the supply of piping for hydro schemes, the manufacture of coastal pontoons and a wide range of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic.