Sykes Seafoods and Northern Wind are proud to announce a joint venture partnership for the marketing, sales and manufacturing of Scallops within the European Union.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sykes will supply exclusively through Northern Wind contracted vessels in the US and use facilities in Japan. The untreated, fresh and frozen scallops, will be processed to customer specification and labelled at Sykes’ new state of the art processing plant in Liverpool.
“We are delighted to have finalised an agreement with Northern Wind, they have vast experience in raw material sourcing of Scallops in USA, Japan, and globally. Sykes looks forward to developing this EU business with them” – D.Wright, Purchasing Director, Sykes.
Sykes will work with Northern Wind to manage all existing Northern Wind customers in the EU and look to grow and develop sales in the Sykes & Northern Wind brands as well as customers own label, for foodservice, retail and manufacturing.
“We have worked with Sykes for the past several years now and have found them to be a great partner, we look forward to supporting them with high quality raw material that they will raw process to exact customer specifications. Their factory is “State of the Art” and globally certified and they will be able to supply our EU customers within 7 days of order, and at manageable order quantities, which will give our customers an unrivalled level of service. There are additional synergies we are in the process of fine tuning for market introduction soon to come.” – George Kouri, COO Northern Wind.
This marks the start of a number of Joint Venture initiatives that Sykes are implementing to vertically integrate its supply chain and sourcing capabilities.