Six fish auctions that between them handle 50,000 tonnes of fish from 450 fishing vessels, selling to more than 200 buyers, are set to upgrade to the Aucxis Kosmos trading platform as they modernise their sales systems.
CCIMBO (Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest) put out a tender for modernisation of the Le Guilvinec, Saint Guénolé, Douarnenez, Concarneau, Loctudy and Audierne auctions in western Brittany.
The tender has been won by Aucxis, which will digitise the six auctions by implementing its Kosmos cloud-based system from 2021 onwards.
‘Kosmos will create added value for buyers and auctioneers and will allow the CCIMBO to make a significant technological leap forward, thus becoming a leader in the constantly changing digital economy,’ said Aucxis account manager Steff Lyssens, commenting that although there are variations between these six auctions, the demand for is everywhere.
‘In recent years, the requirements of suppliers and buyers have evolved strongly to remote buying by means of a web browser or smartphone.’
As a longstanding supplier of auction automation, Aucxis developed Kosmos as a digital trading platform in the cloud to allow an easy real-time purchase and sale.
‘Even though Kosmos is a standard platform, it takes into account the various needs of every auction within the network. The platform is available everywhere and to everyone, allowing buyers and auctioneers to communicate even better with each other and to improve the data flow,’ Steff Lyssens said.
After a thorough analysis, the modernisation of the sales systems of the six Brittany auctions will take place step by step. The terms and conditions of sale per fish species, as well as the different types of hardware, such as weighing terminals and conveyor belts, being an integral part of the process, will be taken into account.
The final purpose is the implementation of a complete online platform, which is easy-to-use and available everywhere to anyone, connecting the six fish auctions with each other and enhancing the efficiency of the current structures and processes.