Dutch seafood company Parlevliet & Van der Plas has expanded in the canned tuna market with a stake in France’s Thunnus Overseas Group.

Privately-owned Parlevliet did not disclose the price it is paying for the “significant part” of Thunnus Overseas Group (TOG) in a statement provided to Just Food.

The fish and shellfish company said it had agreed the deal with Mohamad Khachab, the main shareholder of Paris-based TOG, which owns a warehouse in Dunkirk and tuna canning factories in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), and in the city of Diego-Suarez, Madagascar.

TOG owns the tuna brand Pompon Rouge in France and also manufactures for private-label customers and other branded producers in the country. Its subsidiary, Conserveries des Cinq Oceans, distributes canned tuna products across Europe.

Parlevliet was founded in 1950 as a shipping company before moving into fishing, and then into the processing of consumer goods in 2009 with the takeover of Ouwehand Visverwerking in the Netherlands. The acquisitions of seafood processors Heiploeg and Deutsche See followed, with the latter supplying the retail and foodservice channels.

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In 2016, Parlevliet acquired French tuna supplier Compagnie Française du Thon Oceanique, which also operates a canning factory in Abidjan.

The company also owns Dutch Flatfish, Profish and Platvis Holland in the Netherlands, along with Euro Baltic Fisch Verarbeitungs in Germany.

Parlevliet holds shares too in UK Fisheries Ltd., Euronor and Compagnie des Pêches in France, Pesquera Ancora in Spain, Portugal-based Absolutely Genuine Unipessoal, P.P. Faroe Pelagic in the Faroes Islands, Poland’s Atlantex, Ivory Coast-based Scodi and Pêche et Froid Océan Indien in Madagascar.