Necton’s history is essentially based on creative entrepreneurship that led to two types of business: Microalgae and Traditional Sea Salt.
Companhia Portuguesa de Culturas Marinhas SA. was founded in 1997 with the aim of realising a microalgae production project that had emerged at the Superior School of Biotechnology of the Catholic University of Portugal. It then began to develop in the field of marine biotechnology, promoting technologies for the production of microalgae on an industrial scale. Later, it entered the production and sale of traditional sea salt;
So we are divided into two autonomous business units: the Microalgae Business Unit and the Traditional Sea Salt Business Unit.
Necton’s mission is to bring to market innovative products and services resulting from scientific and technological marine knowledge. Our vocation is based on the integrated and sustainable development of salt marshes through the production of traditional sea salt, microalgae and the use of other resources from this environment.
We have a corporate vision focused on excellence. We will spare no effort to achieve this goal and positioning.
We want to be a European reference in our areas of activity and, at the same time, a regional center for economic development.
We will always strive to offer the best products and services in all the business areas in which we operate.
Our values lead to a strategy that incorporates ethics, integrity and professionalism in partnerships with customers, suppliers, employees and society.
We strive to maintain a close relationship with the community and promote, whenever possible, projects of general interest, especially those of a social nature and for the protection of the environment.
This results in outstanding, unique and innovative products with a strict commitment to quality, designed to adapt to the most demanding expectations of our customers.
Our Salt and our Microalgae have already conquered the world!
For thousands of years, mankind has been gathering salt from the sea or finding it on land. For most of our existence, salt was a scarce, rare, and difficult product to transport. Salt was literally a hidden treasure in the sea!
The resulting salt was unique in its mineral and crystalline appearance. It was a complete, natural food, closely associated with a place and a way of life.
So, once again, Necton applies a natural, environmentally friendly and socio-economically invigorating way and concept to its production. We bring food to your kitchen as nature gives it to us.
Under the maxim “not all salt is the same”, Necton presents itself today as a unique company in the market.
The production of traditional sea salt and Flor de Sal follows a unique methodology that combines tradition with modern management processes, innovation and quality to obtain excellent products. Thus, the salt harvest is carried out in a traditional and ancient way. In this way, the salt reaches all consumers, natural, healthy and as nature gives it to us.
In this way, the efforts of Necton SA are rewarded by several awards that distinguish the company in terms of excellence of its product at national and international level.
The Phytobloom brand represents both literally and figuratively an explosion of phytoplankton.
The Phytobloom’s product line consists of a range of microalgae concentrates (phytoplankton) marketed to aquaculture hatcheries for marine and shellfish, aquariums and research centers.
We have a corporate vision focused on excellence and we will spare no effort to achieve this goal and positioning. We want to be a European reference in our areas of activity and, at the same time, a regional center for economic development. We strive to offer the best products and services in all the business areas in which we operate.
In accordance with its vision, mission and values, Necton is strongly committed to an integrated management system for information, quality, environment, health, hygiene and safety – within the framework of social responsibility, applying the following principles in this regard:
Focusing on customer satisfaction in all their requirements and needs, taking into account the company’s values and professionalism in managing partnerships;
Promoting the participation and commitment of all the company’s employees in the development, consolidation and continuous improvement of the integrated management system, in order to develop an activity focused on the customer, anchored in the quality policy;
Ensuring constant innovation in products and services with the aim of exceeding customer expectations, as well as in our organizational model to ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of our activities;
Promoting a proactive attitude aimed at aligning customer expectations with internal organizational requirements, and fostering a culture focused on excellence.