Reliable, sustainable and innovative

Welcome to Qualimer


Shellfish from a reliable address. That is what we stand for. Our mussels and oysters come from A-zones: the Waddenzee, Oosterschelde and Grevelingenmeer. Our production areas and the areas used to flush sand and other impurities out of our mussels and oysters are strictly supervised by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). To a large extent, nature itself determines the quality of our final products - and we do the rest. In addition to our own shellfish and algae, we also purchase and sell products from other companies - but only from the very best. This is how we guarantee that our products are always top quality. Our product quality is further assured because we are IFS 6 'higher level' certified. 


Our company is a genuine family business, the Vette family having been at the helm since 1880. The fifth generation is now coming into the picture. Our strength lies in our belief in sustainability and our long term vision. Our top 15 customers have not been our customers for more than 25 years for nothing. Sustainability is, of course, evident in our products. We are both Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and BIO (SKAL) certified. We depend on nature for our livelihood, so we have to take good care of the environment. The members of our family are actively involved in all the links in the company chain and, as a result, we have a good overall picture of the entire business and can live up to expectations when it comes to the quality of our products.

Innovative, unique and fresh packaging: Seafresh Pack

Our packaging concept, which entails vacuum-packing mussels in pure salt water, is also innovative. We are unique in this respect! We have patented this packaging and have the technology in house for it. The advantages of Seafresh Pack over conventional Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) are as follows:

  • the mussels stay closed because of the high vacuum;
  • the mussels do not lose any moisture or protein on the way to the consumer;
  • the mussels stay fresh longer as a result;
  • the mussels retain their natural salty flavour;
  • the mussels are much less sensitive to temperature fluctuations.

Taste the difference yourself and you will understand why we are so proud of our packaging.