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Located in the seaside town of Puerto Montt in southern Chile, Multiexport Foods was established in 1983 by two young entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to increase Chilean exports. Starting with leather goods and other non-traditional products, Multiexport soon expanded their shipments to include products from the sea – abalone, sea snails, crabs, and hake, all processed by other companies. Today, Multiexport Foods has grown into a global leader in aquaculture, with farming and manufacturing practices certified under the strictest international standards.
As a leader in the salmon industry – both in Chile and throughout the world – the company is dedicated to promoting salmon and its numerous health benefits. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. The fish is also full of high-quality proteins and is low in calories and saturated fat.
“Ocean farmed salmon is the healthy choice for a healthy lifestyle,” said Ricardo Grünwald, Business Unit Director and Commercial Manager of Multiexport Foods. “Feeding the world with superior quality products, satisfying the needs of consumers, caring for the environment, and maintaining good relationships with our local communities is what motivates us every day.”
The company’s fish farming facilities feature fresh water recirculation hatcheries, feeding control systems, and recycling of paper, plastics, and salmon waste in order to make the operations sustainable and minimize the emission of organic waste.
“We constantly monitor the variables that affect the safety of our operations, and rigorously inspect everything from the goods provided by our suppliers to shipping of our own products, and the various stages of farming, harvesting and processing,” continued Grünwald.
Over the last 25 years, the company has successfully gained a presence in the most important salmon markets worldwide, including Asia, Central Europe, Russia, and the United States.
Always on the cutting edge of innovation, Multiexport Foods opened a modern recirculation fish farming facility in Puerto Fonck in 2006. In the next year, the company plans to increase its production of mussels and continue to expand its smoked salmon business.