About Us

About

us

Scottish Import Finefood GmbH has developed since its beginnings in 1992 to become a leading German importer and wholesaler for fish and seafood. Initially specialised in Scottish salmon, we now offer a complete range of fish, fresh and frozen, from all over the globe to our customers, based throughout Europe and well taken care of by our highly qualified staff. After more than twenty years we are still constantly working to improve our products and processes.

 

Our History

Our

History

It all began in September 1992 when Bernd Metzger founded Scottish Import Finefood GmbH, one of the first companies to promote Scottish salmon – in all its diversity – on the German market.

Sandra Metzger, born and raised in Scotland, came on board back in 1996 adding, a genuine twist to the Scottish in Scottish Import! Together for over more than two decades, they built up Scottish Import and established the company as one of the leading fish importers and wholesalers in Germany, proving their ability to adapt to changing market situations over the years, however consistently loyal to their traditional philosophy and values: Quality, Freshness, Service and Flexibility.

The focus in the initial years was on Scottish salmon in all its diversity; whole salmon gutted, salmon fillets, smoked and gravad salmon. Gradually, demand developed to include salmon from Ireland and Norway, as well as other products such as cod and monkfish.

As the company grew, the size of the sales team expanded and business with other products was introduced to include e.g. fish flown in from Iceland, fish caught in the Mediterranean and tuna from the Indian Ocean. Over the years Scottish Import has also established itself as one of the leading frozen fish suppliers within Germany, also serving Austria and Switzerland. Frozen products include smoked salmon, gravad salmon, salmon portions, salmon fillets and more recently halibut, redfish and king prawns, to name but a few.

We currently employ a young team of 10 highly qualified and motivated employees, dedicated to provide the best service possible to our customers, whether they be wholesalers, cash & carry markets, fish stores, mobile fish traders, smokehouses or catering companies.

Over 500 customers from all over Germany and Europe rely on us to supply them with almost any type of fish they should require; whether fresh water or salt water fish from oceans, lakes or rivers. These include redfish, catfish, monkfish, tuna, plaice, halibut, trout, and last but not least of course – salmon!

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Our Philosophy

Our

Philosophy

Our philosophy: doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, identifying ourselves with the quality of our products and working to satisfy our customers, suppliers and staff.

It is of great importance to us, that we are able to offer our customers an integral concept, which is easily adaptable to their individual requirements, in order to build a long standing and trustworthy partnership. Our strength: Scottish Import’s personal customer liaison and support, combined with guaranteed quality and freshness of our products.

Philosophie

To achieve this, both product and supplier sustainability are significantly important. We select business partners, who share our values and philosophy, and handle all products responsibly.

We share the same flexibility which enables us to meet to our customers’ needs. For these reasons over the years, we have been successful in developing products and product lines for which we now enjoy exclusivity in Germany. In order to ensure the supply of fish for future generations, we are committed to supporting responsible sourcing and handling of fish at all stages, from catch to plate.

Continual assessment of our company takes place by selected institutions who certify the commitment and responsibility we carry for future generations.  These include MSC, ASC, IFS, Bio and Naturland.

Our Guidelines

Quality

Continuity in quality and availability is our highest priority: from sourcing to purchasing, from processing to delivery. We implement quality controls every step of the way.

Freshness

Freshness is a must! Whether fish from the oceans, lakes or rivers, this has been our policy for over two decades. With daily transport logistics into Germany, we are able to guarantee our customers availability of all products in their freshest form.

Service

Our multilingual staff is service orientated and offers competent and professional customer liaison and support.

Flexibility

We deliver all over Germany within 24 hours and to Austria, Switzerland and other European countries. Customer satisfaction is what counts!

Our Team

Our

Team

Dr. Stefan Hilger
Managing Director
hilger@scottish-import.de
Oliver Lange
Sales & Purchasing Manager
lange@scottish-import.de
Stefan Hombach
Sales & Purchasing Manager
hombach@scottish-import.de
David Rosenow
Sales & Purchasing Manager
rosenow@scottish-import.de
Daniel Funk
Sales
funk@scottish-import.de
Norbert Albrecht
Sales
albrecht@scottish-import.de
Julius Brokamp
Sales
brokamp@scottish-import.de
Yasemin Tülek
Logistics & Administration
tuelek@scottish-import.de