Inlet Seafish of Spain is look like a copy of Seafood Connection six years ago
Maruha Nichiro which is owned Seafood Connection announced that several of similarities in Spanish seafood distributor Inlet Seafish.
According to the Johan Brouwer, CEO of Seafood Connection, the Valencia based supplier Inlet Seafish is “almost a copy” of its own early business model.
Brouwer said “It struck us that Inlet is basically the same company that Seafood Connection used to be six years ago before Maruha Nichiro took over.
“So we think we can build Inlet like we did Seafood Connection, exactly the same way, it is very surprising for us that it’s almost identical.”
And he continued with saying “We tried to enter the Spanish market a few times in the past, but it didn’t really work out that quickly. Maruha wants us to grow quicker, especially with Spain being Europe's largest seafood market, so that’s why we decided to go through with an acquisition, or part of an acquisition -- we’ve taken a minority stake as a first step.”