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Finnish producer of cold pressed turnip rapeseed oil (conventional and organic) is looking for food industry partners for cooperation under a subcontracting or outsourcing agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
FINLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFI20201113001
Published
18/11/2020
Last update
07/12/2020
Expiration date
08/12/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health food
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Summary

Summary: 
The Finnish company is producing conventional and organic turnip rapeseed oil (Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera). The company is able to offer occasional batches of conventional and organic cold pressed turnip rapeseed oil for industrial partners. Especially they are looking for partners in Germany, France, Benelux countries and Scandinavian countries. Potential partners might be bakeries, food processing companies and oil bottling plants under a subcontracting or outsourcing agreement.

Description

Description: 

This Finnish company was originally established as cooperation among local farmers in 1997 to process local rapeseed. Since then the company has developed their production and is nowadays producing several flavored turnip rapeseed oils and organic turnip rapeseed oil.

Turnip rapeseed (Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera) is nowadays cultivated mainly in Finland. It has strong relation with rapeseed but it is a different species with its own special characteristics. The light of the Finnish midnight sun ripens the rapeseed into a particularly aromatic and rich in nutritional components such as essential fatty acids (Omega 3 (12 %) and Omega 6 (23 %)) and vitamin e and tocopherols.

The rapeseed growers are very important partners for the company because 100 % traceability of the production back to the grower’s fields. The rapeseed growers have also committed to long-term cooperation and development of the rapeseed farming.

Cold pressing is a gentle manufacturing method preserving the taste and valuable nutrients. The company is offering the batch production process.

The company´s products can be found in supermarkets and grocery stores all over Finland. Now the Finnish company is looking for international contacts, especially in Germany, France, Benelux countries and Scandinavian countries,. The potential partners could be food companies, bakeries, other food processing companies, oil bottling plants etc. who can cooperate with small occasional batches of organic or conventional cold pressed turnip rapeseed oil and value pure high quality ingredients and traceability in their production under subcontracting or outsourcing agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- traceability from production to the turnip rapeseed grower´s fields - batch production process - Finnish local farmers are behind their products and production - cold-pressed rapeseed oil is produced using a gentle manufacturing method that preserves the authentic and natural taste of the rapeseed and its valuable nutrients - manufacturing process is also waste-free and energy-efficient - the cold pressing method can preserve all the natural properties of the oil, such as its rich taste, full-bodied composition and a huge amount of vitamin E. - the light of the midnight sun ripens the rapeseed into a particularly aromatic and rich in nutritional components as vitamins and Omega 3 and 6

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Finnish company is looking for international partners, especially industrial partners with food or oil production activities. The partner sought could be a food processor, other food processing company, bakery etc. under a subcontracting or outsourcing agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500