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Cobrecaf (Shipping company, France)

Compagnie Bretonne de Cargos Frigorifiques

Last modified: 2012-04-22 by ivan sache
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House flag of Cobrecaf - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 December 2011


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Presentation of Cobrecaf

Cobrecaf (Compagnie Bretonne de Cargos Frigorifiques), based in Concarneau (South Brittany), is one of the world's leaders in the production of deep-freezed tropical tuna for the canning industry.
In 2004, the company was shared between the Société Thonière de Participation (64%), founded by three French shipowners, Jean-Yves Labbé, Jacques Kuhn and Jean-Marc Le Garrec, in partnership with the Dutch group Jackson, and Marine World Brands (36%), a private equity firm owner of the sea-oriented parts of the agri-food group Heinz, including the Breton fish canning company Paul Paulet (selling under the brand Petit Navire). The ships of the company are now sailing under the Cobrepêche brand.
In 2006, Cobrecaf operated eight ships, fishing every year 70,000 tons of tuna for a turnover of 20 millions euros.

Source: Les Échos, 10 August 2006

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2011


House flag of Cobrecaf

The house flag of Cobrecaf, as shown by Joseph Nuesse (photo), is white with three black ermine spots, each made of square diamonds (one bigger diamond surmounted by three smaller ones).

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2011