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THE COMPANY

Necton

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 MARKS OVER THE YEARS​

1990

Pilot project
University spin-off

1993

Start of microalgae production

1995

Optimization of industrial processes

1997

Necton Constitution
Algae Production in Flat Panel Bioreactors

1998

Traditional Sea Salt Production

1999

Algae Production in Tubular Reactors -PBR's

2001

Slow Food Award for defending biodiversity

2003

Best Company Award - Agriculture and Fisheries Award

2004

Craft production certification - Nature & Progrès

2005

Craft production certification - Certiplanet
Kosher Certification

2006

First version of HACCP

2006

BES Innovation Award - Renewable Energy Category

2007

Creation of the Research and Innovation Unit
COTEC Member - Innovative Companies Network

2008

Eco Salt Project

2009

Craft production certification - Sativa

2011

New factory

2013

Certificação de ISO 9001 e 22000 para a qualidade alimentar
Instalação de novos equipamentos produtivos

2016

BRC Certification - Food Defense
Automation of the salt cleaning process

Installation of New Microalgae Production Unit. 80 Cubic Meters of Culture

2017

Expansion of the saline area

2017

Microalgae Freeze Drying Capacity

2019

Acquisition of Salina dos Caliços

Colab Founding Partner

2020

Introduction of Solar Energy Production

2021

Sustainability Certification - Ecovadis

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necton in the world

Our Salt and our Microalgae have already conquered the world!

Mapa mundial com localizacao da Necton no mundo

Canadá

Brasil

Portugal

Alemanha

Aústria

Bahrein

Bélgica

Espanha

Filândia

França

Holanda

Hong Kong

Inglaterra

Itália

Japão

Japão

Lituânia

Malásia

Republica Checa

Rússia

Suécia

Suíça

Ucrânia

E.U.A.

Alemanha

Aústria

Bélgica

Espanha

França

Holanda

Reino Unido

Itália

Suécia

Tailândia

Austrália

Grécia

Dinamarca

Noruega

Polónia

Polónia

Sea salt business unit

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.

Microalgas - Phytobloom

Microalgae business unit

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.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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.

T. +351 289 703 961

F. +351 289 703 474

M. +351 912 571 177

E. info@necton.pt

T. +351 289 703 961

F. +351 289 703 474

E. phytobloom@necton.pt

T. +351 289 703 961

F. +351 289 703 474

M. +351 912 571 177

E. info@necton.pt

T. +351 289 703 961

F. +351 289 703 474

E. phytobloom@necton.pt

 

Cofinanciamento Portugal 2020