Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited (NSFL) is one of the largest exporter of seafood from India and has been in this business for over two decades. Nekkanti, from a humble beginning in the seafood industry, integrated backward by venturing into deep sea trawling and processing seafood. In 1985, Nekkanti started its operations by taking up a leased processing facility in Kakinada. Later in 1989, NSFL setup its own processing facility in Visakhapatnam. Nekkanti has since then never looked back. NSFL is a fully integrated seafood entity with Hatcheries, Aqua Farms and State-of-the-Art Process Plants, enabling it to deliver quality product, second to none.
Nekkanti Sea Foods Limited has well established purchase centers spread over all the coast of Andhra Pradesh situated from Srikakulam, Palasa, fishing villages around Visakhapatnam, Tuni, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Bhimavaram, Narasapuram, Machilipatnam, Repalle, Karlapalem, Ongole and Nellore. All these centers have well trained supervisors along with infrastructure facilities like cold stores, ice plants, etc. Nekkanti has a fleet of insulated trucks and refrigerated vehicles to transport the raw material from various purchase centers to their own factories without any waste of time to retain the freshness and quality of the product. The finished product is normally transported in reefer containers either to Visakhapatnam Port or to Chennai Port depending upon the vessel schedule. Raw material procurement and handling alongwith logistics are the key factors in this industry and Nekkanti is fully geared up to take the advantage of its experience.
In its strategy to diversify into new markets and augment its existing capacity, it has commissioned a modern State-of-the-Art processing plant, which is strategically located in the aquaculture heartland of India. The new plant confirms to European Union Standards and it also produces value added IQF Products, thus helping it move up the value chain.
Nekkanti operates two HACCP approved process plants situated at Visakhapatnam (Unit 1)and Ravulapalem ( Unit 2) which have other approvals like BRC, ACC, ISO 22000, SYSCO Etc., All this is supported by adequate infrastructure for Processing, Freezing and Storage. The following aid Nekkanti’s processing competency:
|Plate Freezers||2 No's 500 Kg/hr/charge||2 No's 540 Kg/hr/charge|
|Blast Freezers||5 Tons / Day||NIL|
|IQF Freezer||1 No. 500 Kg/hr (With Cooking)||2 No's 500 Kg/hr (Raw IQF)|
|Cold Storage||1000 Tons||450 Tons|
Nekkanti exports frozen shrimp mainly to United States of America, European Union,Canada, South Africa, Russia, Australia and many more across the Globe.
Nekkanti has also been awarded as the Best Exporter by Marine Products Export Development Authority many a time. Based on the inherent strength of the company and its expertise and experience gained over the years, the company has remarkable reputation for its brands in the overseas market and is geared to meet the challenges in the global market and is confident in continuing the phenomenal growth rate it has been achieving since its inception. Nekkanti has well established product brands by name “NEKKANTI”, “AKASAKA STAR” & “AKASAKA SPECIAL” which are present in the International Markets over several years and have become quite popular.
Nekkanti have been exporting substantial quantities of Fresh Water Shrimps, Black Tigers and Wild Caught Shrimps in various product forms both raw, cooked and blanched, especially PD Tail-on & Off, Butterfly, Scampi Easy Peel, Head-on & Head Less in block and IQF packs to various markets for the last several years.
NSFL is committed for constant supply of consistent quality product to the global market.