Our direct contact with farmers and collectors enable us to obtain a good understanding of market dynamics and quality issues. Our procurement teams in Vietnam and India make regular visits to the various growing regions to get a feel for crop sizes and quality variations. Through a well developed network of suppliers in a large number of producing countries we ensure that raw material can be sourced at the appropriate quality level and on time.
Raw material quality control
Before being stored in our warehouses all incoming raw material is carefully checked against Nedspice buying specifications by using in-house as well as external laboratory facilities.
Virtually all products sold are produced in wholly owned Nedspice Group processing facilities in India, Vietnam and the Netherlands. Being fully in control enables us to provide the necessary compliance guarantees on product specifications and food safety to our customers. Raw materials are graded, cleaned, sterilised, ground and packed according to strict specifications.
Product can be packed in bags varying from 1 kilo to our standard 25 kilos, bulk bags containing 500 to 625 kilos as well as in cartons. Well dried wooden pallets and plastic pallets are available. Pallets are shrink wrapped and properly lined.
Finished product quality control
Before being released for shipment every batch is being checked against product and/or customer specification.
We have negotiated advantageous rates on ocean freight and terminal handling and made arrangements with shipping lines that ensure availability of containers at any time. Containers are checked on cleanliness before being stuffed and trucked to the port for immediate loading. Our spices are exported from the ports of Ho Chi Minh or of Cochin.
Warehousing / Delivery
On arrival at the destination port containers can be trucked directly to the customer site, reloaded on trucks or stored for later call off.
Nedspice uses dedicated, well qualified warehouses in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States of America.
For its distribution activities Nedspice stores a variety of standard products for immediate call off and they can provide Vendor Managed Inventory services i.e. holding a pre-specified number of products at the disposal of the customer any time.