Two Irish seafood business are to merge with Carr & Sons, a subsidiary of Sweden's Mondi Group, joining forces with Nolan's Quality Seafood.
The deal sees Mayo-based Carr and Dublin's Nolan becoming one entity, effective from March. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
In a statement, Carr said the merger will "unite the strongest seafood company in Ireland with the craftsmanship of the western processing company".
It added: "With much in common the amalgamation will successfully keep customers at the leading edge of fish processing through innovation and quality. The businesses will complement each other in terms of product range and market coverage establishing the strongest seafood business in the Irish seafood sector. "
Carr said its processing facility on the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland will be supported by a sales office located in Dublin.
Nolan's Quality Seafood was founded in 1912 and is still a family business with George Nolan, the grandson of founder Harry James, as chairman.
It produces smoked and fresh fish products for the domestic market and export.
Carr & Sons was acquired by Mondi Group, the Swedish seafood company, in 2014. It was established in 1946 and today produces and distributes a range of chilled, pre-packed smoked, fresh and ready-to-eat seafood products for the retail trade.