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Actemsa Buys Brazilian Tuna Processing & Fishing Company

The Spanish trading company Actemsa S.A. is a step closer to ensuring its supply of raw material. In September 2006, the group chaired by Severino Escuris acquired 100% of the share capital of signing Brazilian Santos Leal, a food industry located in Rio Grande.
The company accounts for 30% of the country’s tuna fishing near Rio and invoice Euros 12.6 million annually. The main assets of Santos Leal are seven tuna vessels, a tuna loin plant with capacity to handle 50 tons per day, a production of fishmeal and several rooms for coldstorage.
Actemsa’s business activities have increased its efforts to internationalize the business. The company, based in Tomada, is targeting the emerging markets of Eastern Europe to introduce raw material and products into the food processing industry.

"Two years ago it began to distribute products to Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia," said the vice president and chief executive, José Luis Escuris Villa. He added: “It is still a small within the turnover of the group, however, our product line is having great acceptance”.

With its increased presence in emerging markets, Actemsa has managed to successfully set a large network marketing company outside the Spanish borders, with stron presence particularly in Portugal, France and Italy, as well as Western Hemisphere countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela or Brazil.
Actemsa started in May 15th 1994 and invoiced Euros 104 million last year, placing the company in third place regionally, after Jealsa Rianxeira and Frinsa and within the 45 Galician companies with major revenues.
Its main activity is the import and export of seafood and frozen cephalopods. The storages in A Tomada handle around 108,000 tons of fish each year.
Actemsa also has a manufacturing plant with production capacity to produce approximately 100,000 tons of product a day, in addition to a brine freezing tank with capacity for 60 tons per day, plus several cold rooms to store around 11,000 tons of frozen fish.