Etosha Fishing excels in quality
This follows on their success last year when the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) also conferred two awards upon the large fishing enterprise.
Etosha Fishing was awarded the Quality Company of the Year Award (Large Enterprise Winner) and Namibian Exporter of the Year at the NSI Quality Awards last year. All winners at these awards were nominated for the SADC awards where they compete against their regional peers.
The outcome bowled them over. In a statement to Etosha Fishing the NSI announced: “The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) is very proud and pleased to announce that Etosha Fishing Corporation is declared winners (first place) of the SADC Annual Quality Awards 2014/2015 in Category Two (Company of the Year – Large Enterprises) and in Category Four (Exporter of the Year – Large Enterprises).”
Measured against stringent criteria requiring a mark higher than 70% to qualify for an award, Etosha Fishing ticked all the right boxes for the judges. In the same statement NSI CEO, Riundja Ali Kaakunga noted: “The NSI expresses its profound gratitude and appreciation and congratulates the Board, Management and staff of your company for the massive achievement in landing these prestigious SADC Annual Quality Awards for 2014/15.”
In response to this unique achievement, Etosha Fishing MD, Pieter Greeff, is full of praise for his team, saying “We are delivering consistently on quality value added fish products through the efforts of a family of devoted staff. This award is dedicated to every individual’s input.”
According to Greeff, these award are testimony to the company’s continued efforts to ensure quality products through sustainable business management strategies.
In recent years Etosha Fishing set the standard for value addition to Namibia’s national fish by launching its own EFUTA product range of canned horse mackerel in tomato sauce, chilli and salt water. It is the first Namibian canned product to receive the NSI’s Standard Mark of Conformity product endorsement. EFUTA Maasbanker is also a proudly Namibian product endorsed by Team Namibia and carries Halaal certification.
Apart from its local distribution, EFUTA is currently being exported to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa. Export markets in the process of being established include Angola, Benin, Nigeria and Tanzania.