About Us

Excellence Through Quality

Profand Vayalat
Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Vayalat Exports has been operating in the seafood exporting field since 2006 with exports to a wide spectrum of countries . A professionally managed organisation , with strict quality control procedures conforming to EU and US norms , the company has always been one of the largest exporters of seafood from India.

In 2012 the company entered into a joint venture agreement with Grupo Profand, Spain (one of the largest seafood processors / importers in the European Union) and was renamed as Profand Vayalat Marine Exports (P) Ltd, with Joseph J Vayalat as Chairman and Managing Director. The company has started its business of export of marine products from Sept 2012. About 90% of the exports of the company are to European Union countries.

Profand Vayalat has since consolidated its position as a dynamic organisation exporting quality seafood to the EU, USA, Middle East, Africa, Australia etc, strictly adhering to the most stringent quality control and food safety norms. The company is accredited with EU, USFDA, ISO, IFS and BRC certification.

Our product line encompasses a wide variety of seafoods including Squid, Cuttle Fish, Octopus, Shrimps and Fishes ; in both chilled and frozen form , exported under the brand name 'Profand Vayalat' . Pofand Vayalat is now a well recognised brand name in the sea food business worldwide , due to our emphasis of quality as well as affordability . The company has bagged business excellence awards from different sectors including National Award for “Outstanding Performance in Frozen Cephalopods Exports” consecutively from 2014-15 in a row. Profand Vayalat ensures a high quality of production by the implementation of an HACCP based Quality Control System. We take responsibility for the way our products are produced, giving due importance to environmental considerations and working conditions .This is ensured by constantly educating our employees , focusing on TQM(Total Quality Management) , ensuring 100% compliance of food safety norms , and by maintaining proper hygienic conditions within the production unit. We support initiatives to improve the environment through projects like waste & fresh water management,rain water harvesting & generation of power from solar energy. The company has implemented a well defined corporate Social Responsibility Policy The company is certified with HACCP, FDA (USA), IFS & ISO 14001 Standards. The company is currently having employees around 500 direct and about 700-1000 contract employees. The Annual Turnover of the company for financial year 2014-2015 was Rs.300 Crores.The company targets to achieve a minimum of 30% increase in Turn over (Cumulative) every year, by developing new product implementing value addition and covering other market.

The company is dealing in the processing and export of marine products with main focus in Cephalopods, (Cuttle fish, Squid and Octopus).

The activities now carried out by the company are as below,

  • Procuring of raw materials
  • Preprocessing
  • Processing
  • Inputting stores and additives
  • Freezing (Block, Tunnel, IQF)
  • Cooking, Blanching, Consumer Packs, Value added products
  • Packing
  • Storing in cold storage
  • Exports

Our Advantages

  • Kochi is an ideal location for seafood processing due to its location on India's western coast , and the availability of all required infrastructure for seafood processing and exporting. It is also well connected to many other fishing ports on the western and eastern coast via major national highways
  • Our Processing plant is located close to Kochi's major landing centers as well as the internation Sea port and Kochi airport
  • Palletized, mechanized cold store with experienced workers for faster shipments.
  • Vayalat Cold Storage (independent cold store) EU approved (KOC CS 26)
  • Products can be stored, Product wise and code wise so that traceability is easy.
  • Temperature controlled Processing Plant.
  • Mechanized peeling, grading and de-panning devices.
  • Refrigerated transporting facilities.
  • Freezing facilities for block, trolley & IQF.
  • Container Parking Bay & Plugging Facilities.

Joseph J Vayalat


Experience of over 27 years

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Joseph J Vayalat, Vayalat House, VTJ Enclave, Maradu hails from an aristocratic family traditionally in seafood business and engaged in plantations, founded by his father late Mr. V T Joseph. Right from school days he was engaged in seafood business as well as plantation activities. He is a post graduate in commerce. In addition to the family business he has started his own seafood exporting unit in the year 1998 in the name and style M/s Vayalat Exports, with EU and FDA approval for manufacture and export of marine products with head office at Cochin and branches at Alleppey district (Aroor, Ezhupunna & Pallipuram - Cherthala). The unit is having all modern facilities and equipments including IQF freezer, Trolley Freezers, Plate freezers, temperature controlled processing halls, Palatalized and mechanised cold storage, Automatic grading machines, cutting machines, peeling machines, de-panning machines, Metal detectors, heat sealing machine, consumer pouch packing devices, barcoding devices, well equipped micro biology lab, a fleet of commercial vehicles etc. and well equipped qualified and experienced professionals in all sectors along with wide network right from deep sea trawlers, trawler boats, catching centres to consignees / supermarkets abroad.

Board of Directors

Romeena Jose


Enrique Bernardo Garcia Chillon

Manuel Carrera Folgoso

Approvals , certifications and licenses

  • EU Approval No : 762
  • Import Export code issued by Joint Director General of Foreign Trade (Govt of India)
  • Registration cum Membership Certificate issued by Marine Products Export Development authority
  • Factory licence issued by Director of Factories & Boilers
  • FSSAI Central License
  • Three Star Export House Status Recognised by Ministry of Commerce & Industry(Govt of India)
  • FDA (U.S) Registration
  • IFS Certification
  • BRC
  • ISO 14001 certification