Leading Russian importer opened office in China

April 8, 2008 12:48

On 2nd April 2008 the Russian Fish Company opened its first subsidiary branch in Qingdao (Shandong Province, China), the operator's press service told https://www.fishnet.ru/ (http://www.fishnet-russia.com/).
Qingdao has been chosen for location of the bridgehead because it is a large fish port and seafood processing centre.

In 2007 the Russian Fish Company known as the leader on the Russian market of fresh chilled and fresh frozen seafood  increased import volume from the South-eastern countries 5 times. Among main suppliers of the Russian Fish Company are large producers of farmed tilapia in China and farmed catfish in Vietnam as well as fishing companies of the Asian region. The company plans to increase import volume from South-eastern Asia to 25,000 tonnes.

The office in China will coordinate the process of seafood buying, provide logistic support and regulate all the paper work. The new branch is headed by Mr. David Kempf who has the French citizenship and has now been living in China for more than 7 years. He speaks Chinese and has a broad experience in seafood business.  

According to the Chief Executive of Russian Fish Company Dmitriy Dangauer, Chinese market is very special and to be able to cooperate with the Chinese suppliers you need to understand their mentality and to work on their territory.

The new branch in China has become a logical continuation of the ambitious plan of development of the company started in 2007. In 2007 the company opened 20 offices in the Russian cities with the population of more than 500,000 people. At present, the Russian Fish Company's subsidiaries number 45 units.

About the company

Founded in 1997 the company is now the leading player on the Russian seafood market. The company imports and distributes salmon fish species (Atlantic salmon and trout), pelagic fish species (herring, mackerel), groundfish species as well as shellfish products. 

The market share of the company now amounts to about 20% and the company's main suppliers operate in all the continents except for Australia. The bulk of products is sold to wholesale companies, processing plants, market chains and HoReCa.

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