Squid (Loligo) is commonly called Calamari. This name applies to several closely-related wild-caught species. Loligo squid has eight arms, two tentacles and a tubular shaped body that narrows to a point with two fleshy wings along the rear part of the body. The flesh is white, in both the raw and cooked form.
Frozen Loligo Squid
U/3 3/6 6/10 10/20
IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
1 Forty-foot Container
Processing & Storage
Raw seafood collected from finishing harbours is brought in insulated vehicles to the raw material receiving section of the factory. Bacteriological and organoleptic inspection is carried out by the quality control section to ensure the acceptability of the material for production.
After approval for production the raw material is washed and brought to the re-processing unit. The material is pre-processed as per the requirement, graded, weighed, washed and brought to the processing section where it gets checked thoroughly, weighed, glazed, filled in poly bags and made ready for freezing at -40 C. After freezing, the product is packed and labelled accordingly and kept in the cold store at -20 C. Daily organoleptic & bacteriological inspection is carried out on the finished products. After ensuring the products meets all parameters of export worthy products, they are shipped in refrigerated containers pre-cooled at -18 C.
We have cold storage facilities with imported units of 500 metric tons capacity to maintain freshness and quality of seafood. We ensure to keep it at controlled temperature level so that our products retain their taste & nutrients along with the freshness.
Orchid Marine has remained at the forefront of the marine food industry as one of the leading exporters of Fresh & Frozen Sea Food Products. Since its inception in 2002,it has grown into one of the main processing companies in frozen seafood in Cochin. As a trusted name in the marine food industry, we focus on the quality of the products. We are committed to quality and our experts ensure the quality and reliability of our products.
Integrity and social responsibility form our guiding force. We ensure to offer an entire spectrum well processed, hygienically packed and delivered on time seafood items. We focus on sourcing only high quality products from the sea catch & culture pond to maximize our clients' satisfaction. The seafood we export remains fresh & retains the flavour & nutritive quality as the manufacturing is done under extremely hygienic conditions and the supervision of thoroughly trained Quality Management personnel. All our products are scientifically tested and manufactured with pioneering technology and innovative packing.
We aim for total customer satisfaction and we are always driven by a passion for excellence. We are empowered with skilled team of marketing & sales executives and we are able to deliver our products at competitive rates.
Orchid Marine has developed strong and feasible distribution channels for effective and smooth business operations in a short span of time. Well planned export strategies and keen market observation has enabled us to identify and use cost effective solutions to offer products globally.
To deliver quality consistently and transform the success on a larger scale and touch base across the globe.
Our Quality Assurance
Orchid Marine always ensures that our range complies with all national and international standards. We have a separate quality control department and strict quality inspections are undertaken by our experts’ right from the first stage of raw material collection to the final stage of packaging and shipment.
We also guarantee hygienic packaging of our products and every consignment is thoroughly inspected and certified by our quality control department before packaging to ensure quality as per national and international standards. We also have the facilities such as plate freezing, blast freezing and IQF freezing. From processing to packaging, all processes are carried under hygiene and sanitary conditions. We employ innovative quality control methods to keep our products fresh and healthy. We strictly follow HACCP program.
Our quality offerings have enabled us to attract maximum number of customers on international level belonging to food industry, hotel industry, restaurant and retail chain etc., due to following reasons:
» Guaranteed freshness and flavour of seafood. »Safe, hygienic and on time product delivery. »Ensured nutritive content. »Effective packaging. »Competitive prices.
Logistics & Merchandising
We are capable of delivering our products and assure an uninterrupted flow of quality products based on the support of a wide distribution network. Maintaining a close vigil on our shipping, documentation and forwarding service, our shipping department caters to the customers' needs and ensure timely delivery of consignment to its destination. They also implement proper and effective procedures regarding documentation, letter of credit, shipping lines and airlines.
Our Merchandising Service
We always look for manufacturing techniques which earns us infinite business opportunities. With deep insights in this industry, our merchandisers, monitors everything right from taking the order from our clients to shipment. We stand for financial transparency, managerial accountability & thereby we also prepare weekly reports highlighting products status and shipping information.