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Monday, January 12, 2015
Lamex Food Group launches European protein division
International food import and export company Lamex Food Group has announced the merger of four of its trading offices in the U.K., Northern Ireland, Holland and Switzerland. The merger will form a new division called Lamex Foods Europe, responsible for the global trading of around US$665 million worth of frozen and chilled meat and poultry annually.
The rebrand as Lamex Foods Europe reflects the integrated working relationship that the offices have enjoyed in recent years. Branding under one European umbrella will streamline account management and accounting for customers as well as giving access to increased product and technical support, the company stated. While the principal partners of each office will remain the same, ensuring customer and supplier confidence, customers will now have access to the wider product offering and knowledge base offered from across the new division.
One of the world’s largest privately owned frozen and chilled foods importers and exporters, with a turnover of more than $1.4 billion, Lamex Food Group sources meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit and honey for the global food industry via an experienced team of product specific experts, backed up by technical assurance. While poultry is the cornerstone of the Lamex Group business, the company also operates within numerous international meat markets sourcing from all major meat production centers, in line with niche farming standards, plant accreditation and feed schemes.
Mark Ryder, director of Lamex Food Group, said: “Sourcing on a global basis is now an integral part of today’s food business. Lamex Foods works in partnership with its customers and trusted suppliers to ensure that quality products, backed by industry recognised assurance standards and industry-leading technical advice are standard. The launch of Lamex Foods Europe was a logical step forward for the group and will give customers access to more products and services accessible as well as the end to end supply chain management that buyers now demand.”