“This agreement gives us access to ScaleAQ’s product portfolio, expertise and local service at competitive terms within virtually all operations in all of our regions,” said Rune Halvorsen, procurement and operational improvement director in Cermaq Norway, in a press release.
“We believe closer and long-term collaboration with suppliers will create value for Cermaq and the suppliers. Having agreed on terms and prices for defined products allows Cermaq to have efficient procurement processes and focus on its main operations as well as ensuring us the best possible tools to deliver optimal results.”
ScaleAQ’s chief commercial officer, Stig Førre, said: “ScaleAQ are already present with service teams, advisors and local know-how in Cermaq’s farming regions, where we look forward to work even closer in the years to come.
“This is a two-year agreement that can be extended and gives us predictability and continuity to focus on assisting Cermaq with improving operations through collaborative development on solutions that are important for Cermaq.
“ScaleAQ was founded to be a competent partner that understands our clients’ challenges and needs, and that can support them locally within our different business areas. We are really pleased and grateful that Cermaq chose ScaleAQ for a global agreement.”
The agreement was signed on November 26.
ScaleAQ was formed by the merger of Norwegian companies Steinsvik, Aqualine and Aqua Optima in August. Tasmanian software company PanLogica joined later in the same month, and Norwegian boat builder Moen Marin was added to the portfolio in November.
Cermaq, owned by Japanese corporation Mitsubishi, farms in Norway, Canada and Chile.