IQI and OLVEA announced a new agreement that will see the two companies working together to improve the quality of both their businesses. As a global supplier of premium pet food ingredients, IQI is a household name in the pet food industry, whereas OLVEA is world renowned for sourcing and refining of natural oils. Together, IQI and OLVEA create a sea of opportunities to the benefit of their global customers. With OLVEA responsible for the sourcing, processing, analyzing and storing of quality fish oil, IQI is dedicated to global pet food marketing, distribution and sales.
As sustainable and high omega 3 fatty acids are becoming increasingly popular ingredients in pet food, the catch is to secure sufficient raw materials to cater to the growing demand. Reliable sourcing of raw materials is crucial, and that’s where OLVEA comes in. With a yearly volume of over 50.000 tons of oils, exported to over 90 countries, OLVEA is a leading fish oil supplier worldwide. Working from a newly-built, state-of-the-art refining plant and storage facility in Normandy, France, and with privately owned modern refinery and storage facilities in northern Africa, the company guarantees a constant supply of high-quality fish oils. Moreover, OLVEA does so in the most sustainable way. With 1,300m² of photovoltaic roof panels, numerous heat exchangers and 3 storage tanks to recover up to 12 million litres of rainwater per year, the recently completed eco-refinery OLVEA Green Technologies, stands testament to OLVEA’s commitment to sustainable development.
Operating within a worldwide network, and from warehouse facilities in the Netherlands and the USA, IQI offers a wide range of premium pet food ingredients to leading pet food producers all over the world. This includes the supply of crude and refined fish oils that are of exceptional quality. Dedicated to quality, transparency, sustainability and innovation, IQI stands out as a responsible and forward-thinking organization. And fortunately, OLVEA fits the same profile.
The cooperation agreement is new, but IQI and OLVEA go back a long way together. By joining forces, the companies bundle complementary capabilities, whereby IQI will benefit from OLVEA's excellence in fish oil sourcing and refining, and OLVEA's fish oils will benefit from access to IQI's global marketing and sales network.
Building on years of shared experience in the fish oil trade – over two centuries together – IQI and OLVEA make a perfect match, dedicated to deliver excellence from the source to the end-user.
“Our cultures fit together perfectly. When it comes to quality and service orientation, we are on the same page and speak the same language,” said Patrick van der Kleij, CEO IQI.
“It’s a real promising combination. With our focus on process and production, and IQI's dedication to marketing and sales, we can offer the best possible solutions for our customers,” said Arnauld Daudruy, President OLVEA Group.
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