Over thirty years ago, with consumer focus shifting towards aspects such as animal welfare, product traceability, quality and nutrition, LAMEX set up a technical function having identified that technical assurance would become increasingly important to our customers.
We believed our blue chip customers were looking for an extra dimension to assist their buying, that global procurement would increase and become increasingly more important. We were right.
Today, technical staff represent 15% of our global workforce with a presence on the ground in all key markets and in the factories of our suppliers. These staff oversee our technical assurance and NPD functions. As well as working to bespoke customer and industry standards, LAMEX UK/Ireland and Thailand and LAMEX Agrifoods Malvern are approved by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), LAMEX Holland is IFS audited and approved and LAMEX USA (Minnesota and Miami) are both C-TPAT accredited.
Some years ago Lamex took the bold step of investing in technical personnel, rather than sales people.
Lamex sources from all the world’s major meat production centres. We procure and supply product to this fast-changing and challenging sector where total consumption continues to rise rapidly.
Lamex sources poultry worldwide, importing into the EU from lower cost origins such as Brazil and Thailand and exporting to high volume consumers such as China, Vietnam, from Brazil and the USA.
Lamex created a seafood division in 2009 and now has a varied global supply and customer base with products ranging from shrimps from India to cod from China.
Fruits & Vegetables
Lamex’s procurement divisions follow the sun to ensure that every crop opportunity is maximised and that every plant with which we work is audited.
Lamex is one of the world’s largest buyers of honey - more than 20,000 tons of bulk honey was sourced by the company last year from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, China and Vietnam.
Juices & Purees
Working closely with its fruit division, Lamex buys juices, purees and concentrates from all over the world, for some of the most important brands on the planet. These range from exotic juices in South America to red fruit juices in Europe to apple and pear juice from China.