GRIEG SEAFOOD CHOOSES MARITECH
Grieg Seafood chooses Maritech. Grieg Seafood has chosen Maritech as global partner and provider of cloud software tailored for seafood, lifting all purchase and sales processes to the cloud. The new software from Maritech will provide a complete overview, with tracking and control throughout the entire value chain.
We are delighted to share the news that Grieg Seafood ASA has chosen Maritech’s premiere cloud-based software suite, DGS Purchase & Sales for its operations in Norway and Canada. In parallel, Grieg has been a pilot customer for the Maritech Quality Tracking solution. Further work is also being carried out to bring Grieg’s Seafood Logistics and Processing into the cloud. This collaboration is part of the Grieg Group’s strong commitment to technology and efficiency and was formed in connection with the establishment of the company’s fully integrated sales organization at the beginning of 2021.
DGS Purchase & Sales is tailored to manage seafood value creation processes by ensuring a full company overview, with stringent tracking and control operative throughout the value chain. Developed based on industry best practices, the solution is the core tool in Maritech’s cloud based DigitalSeafood™ platform in Microsoft Azure.
“Technology is one of several decisive factors in achieving our goal of reducing our environmental footprint while ensuring good profitability and further growth,” says Tom Thorgersen, Managing Director of Grieg Seafood’s Norwegian sales organisation, Grieg Seafood Norway AS.
“We are intending to participate in the further development of Maritech’s digital systems and services. Our common goal is that our employees will soon work holistically within a single platform to operate our sales and value chain, from packaging to delivery. Our unwavering focus is safe food with full traceability in a sustainable business model for everyone involved,” says Thorgersen.
“We thank you for the trust and are proud and humble to be able to work so closely with Grieg Seafood,” says Erik Outzen, VP Services at Maritech. “What started with a single project and a system delivery has resulted in a broader collaboration, where Grieg challenges us daily and shows great innovation power. They have full control, a clear strategy for how to move forward efficiently, and are extremely clear about where they are going. We experience them as highly professional, competent, and solution-oriented, and very interested in best practices – qualities that are reflected when it comes to the work processes they are enhancing through technology.”
“Our common denominator is more than seafood; we are two forward-leaning companies with a strong history behind us, who are now taking our businesses to the next level. In recent years, we have both made major strategic and operational promises to strengthen our organisations for the future. The fact that Maritech is a best-of-breed provider of modern cloud solutions supports the Enterprise Business Capabilities framework at Grieg. The fact that they chose to start such a large and complex project with us, just a year after we launched our cloud platform, also says a lot about both the willingness to innovate and their ability to implement their vision. That’s impressive. “
“We have now shown that we are equipped to deliver globally, both on the product and delivery side, and that our solutions work well for both smaller companies and large international corporations.” concludes Outzen.
Maritech Systems AS is the world’s leading provider of software and analytics tools to the seafood industry and a recognised partner for several of the largest companies in the global market. The company develops and delivers digital solutions for control, tracking and digitisation, and through the acquisition of Timpex (2019) Maritech also became specialists in software for transport and logistics. In 2020 and 2021, the company also acquired the IoT company Lillebakk AS, EDI-Systems, supplier of solutions for third-party logistics, and the seafood analysis company Sea Data Center in Iceland. Maritech is owned by Broodstock Capital Partners, and has branches in Molde, Averøy, Sortland, Harstad, Trondheim, Åndalsnes and Oslo, Iceland, North America and Chile.
About Grieg Seafood ASA
Grieg Seafood ASA is one of the world’s leading salmon farmers with a target annual production capacity of 90,000 tons of harvested weight in 2022. The company’s fish farms are located in Finnmark and Rogaland in Norway as well as in British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada. Their head office is located in Bergen. Grieg Seafood ASA was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in June 2007 and has more than 800 employees.
Sustainable aquaculture is the basis for Grieg Seafood’s activities. The lowest possible environmental impact and the best possible fish welfare provide economic profitability. In 2025, the company aims to harvest 13 0000 tons, reduce costs in each region, and further develop the company from being a pure supplier of salmon to becoming an innovation partner for selected customers.
Photo credit: Grieg Seafood