Trawl door manufacturer Morgère has successfully completed the move from its historic base at the quayside at the port of Saint Malo in Brittany, relocating to a new purpose-built manufacturing facility in nearby Miniac-Morvan.
The move to the new 2,500m² facility enables Morgère’s engineers to utilise the most modern production techniques for its range of trawl doors and other fishing equipment, which are supplied to fishing companies around the world.
The new, larger production unit also offers better storage and more efficient production line management.
‘The team at Morgère are delighted at this major investment in our new production facility, which will bring immense benefits to our growing number of customers,’ said managing director Pascal Reverseau.
‘We have a long tradition of supplying high-performing trawl doors and other fishing equipment, and the Miniac-Morvan facility provides an exciting opportunity for new growth.’
Established in 1902, Morgère designs and manufactures a wide range of trawl doors and associated equipment suitable for demersal, semi-pelagic and pelagic fishing. Trawl doors in the range include the versatile Exocet and Osprey.
The Exocet design has a lower angle of attack compared with a standard door while maintaining the same spread, which results in reduced drag that benefits fuel efficiency.
The Osprey semi-pelagic trawl door system fishes on and just off the seabed and delivers excellent results for fishermen.
The key to the success of Morgère has been the intensive and sophisticated research work behind the design and development of their trawl doors. This includes the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) research focusing on the hydrodynamics of the new trawl door design to optimise performance.