Siam Canadian Opens New Ecuador Office; Expands South American Footprint: SeafoodNews
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Seafood and meat supplier Siam Canadian, headquartered in Thailand, has opened its newest office in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the company announced.
The firm first established itself in South America in 2019 and has expanded with its new operations in Ecuador.
Mathieu Bourdeaux, the General Manager for Siam Canadian South America operations, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, called Ecuador “the natural next step” for the SA business.
“In a very short time we have managed to successfully establish ourselves as reliable, high quality suppliers from Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador as well as other origins in South and Central America. Now having established a permanent presence in Ecuador, we are tied even more closely with Ecuador’s fast-growing farmed vannamei shrimp production and export industry,” said M. Bourdeaux.
The head of the new Ecuador office will be Andres Fajardo Calero. Calero is a veteran of the Ecuador shrimp industry, spending over a decade in the field.
According to Siam Canadian, he brings a wealth of knowledge of the industry and is extremely well connected and maintains strong relationships with shrimp processors across Ecuador (large, medium and small) as well as directly with farmers throughout the country. Calero will report to Bourdeaux.
Richard Williams, Siam Canadian’s Director of Group Business Development said, “Having a presence in what has become one of the world’s top shrimp exporters was inevitable for the Group. This gives the group real credentials as a truly global seafood supplier,” said Williams.
“Ecuador has definitely been on our radar for some time and we are very pleased that we are now permanently establishing ourselves there and positioning our business to become a major supplier of Ecuador farmed shrimp just as we have been very successful at accomplishing from our locations across Asia for the past 35 years,” said Jim Gulkin, Siam Canadian’s Group Managing Director.