A delegation of eleven companies from the Los Lagos Region took part in Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru 2019 fair, carried out in the city of Lima (Mundo Acuicola).
Technologic innovation developed by Chilean pymes for the aquaculture industry was one of the highlights presented during last week in Lima, at the Expo Pesca & AcuiPeru 2019 fair. A delegation of eleven companies that are part of the “Exports Node of Aquaculture Services to Peru”, supported by Corfo and which participation was financed by ProChile, through the Open Competition of Services.
“At ProChile we are committed to help pymes and other entrepreneurs, so they can find other business opportunities abroad. Our country is the second biggest producer of salmon in the world, meaning we have built a powerful service sector focused on aquaculture, which has a high export potential, especially for Latin-American countries”, said Ricardo Arriagada, regional director of ProChile in Los Lagos.
Luis Martinez, commercial manager of Lorma Consultants, founder of this project, explained that “this project is the following stage of a market research on the Peruvian market, carried out last year, in order to look into the potential of the provision of service in Peru, which had very good results. This year our goal is to get inside the market, with the objective of sell services and close new business opportunities”.
These eleven companies offer a variety of services, including technological development carried out in Chile, which incorporates innovation and scientific investigation, in order to optimise and improve fish farming and reproduction of aquatic species, not only salmon and trout, but also bivalve molluscs, such as mussels and oysters.
“Our expectation is to generate commercial alliances with companies in the aquaculture industry in Peru. For this purpose we have already established an office in Lima and we are looking into commercial opportunities for this delegation of companies”, said Luis Martinez. Regarding the Expo Pesca fair, he indicated that “many people have approached our stand, not only looking for new businesses but also sharing experiences and opportunities and we are very optimistic about the results that we will achieve”.
Victor Alcafuz, SAUT operations manager, one of the Chilean companies present at the meeting, explained that aquaculture crops in Peru have great potential for future growth, especially in trout production. “Therefore, our interest is to walk with this development from the beginning, so that they consider us as suppliers with a reliable and great quality service.” SAUT specializes in design, manufacture and installation of solutions for monitoring and controlling variables in aquaculture production processes.