The Findus Group is one of Europe’s largest frozen food and seafood companies and one of Europe’s leading overall food manufacturers. Findus produces an extensive range of frozen fish and seafood products, ready meals and frozen vegetables with leading positions and high brand recognition in each of its core markets.
With an annual turnover in excess of £1.1-billion, the Findus Group has over 6000 employees, 21 manufacturing sites in five countries producing 345,000 tonnes of food annually and distribution in 30 countries. South Africa is Findus’ 31st market.
The Findus Group is the parent company of Findus, Young’s seafood and The Seafood Company.
Findus is the leading branded frozen food manufacturer in the Nordic region with market leadership in each of the frozen ready meals, fish and vegetables segments in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The Nordic operations are widely regarded as the “jewel in the crown” of the Findus Group and about a third of Findus’s overall revenues came from the Nordic region in the past year. Findus has a robust presence in France where it has the strongest brand recognition of any frozen food brand and a well established and growing presence in Central and Eastern Europe.
Through Young’s, Findus Group is the No. 1 branded and own label supplier of frozen fish and seafood products in the UK with a 200-year heritage of selling premium quality seafood products. Its market-leading products are staples of the British diet and include the Young’s Chip Shop range and Young’s Admiral’s Pie - the UK’s best-selling ready meal with one bought every 3 seconds.
The Seafood Company is the UK’s leading producer of chilled, private-label seafood products, selling to all of the UK’s multiples. It is Europe’s biggest processor of farmed Atlantic salmon. In 2011 the UK operations of Findus, Young’s and The Seafood Company were consolidated into one company, Young’s Seafood Limited.
The Findus Group is owned by British consumer-focused private equity investor Lion Capital.