Bait maker to set up European base
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Solid Blue, the manufacturer behind the Dynabait freeze-dried baits brand, had good news for customers in Warsaw. The Australian-based business plans to open a warehouse in Europe to improve distribution.
Company director Karl Kimla said the move is key to Dynabait’s expansion, but had been delayed by the regulations imposed on the movement of bait from China.
“I am currently waiting for a permit that will allow me to export our products into a European facility,” said Kimla. “It has already been approved, but has not yet been issued.
“It has been frustrating and costly, because the current situation means there are long time delays in delivery and big limitations on sales in Europe.
“Once we have the warehouse we can improve our service into Europe and can go direct to shops with small orders if we want to. It will happen – it is just a question of when.”
Kimla comes from the Czech Republic and is considering Prague as the most likely location for the new warehouse. The company already distributes in Australia, Japan and South Africa, plus around eight European countries.
There are currently 25 products in the Dynabait range, with marine worms the most popular. Some new freshwater baits were introduced at EFTTEX. Each bait has a minimum two-year shelf life.