Sofrimar was set up in 1979 by three French people with the aim of sourcing fish in Ireland for export to Franc, where a sister company was set up in the Rungis Fish Market.
Initially, the company concentrated on the export of white fish before diversifying into scallop processing and installing cooking facilities.
In 1991, Sofrimar started to process whelk for the Far East market and continues to sell this product to a number of markets.
At present, Sofrimar is primarily a shellfish processor and exporter, with a factory area in excess of 5,550sq.m. Facilities include fish intake, processing, cooking, chilling, freezing and cold storage.
With 99% of turnover from exported products, Sofrimar's main markets include France, South Korea, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal, Taiwan, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Switzerland.