Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Powerful Breton organisation CCI opts for KOSMOS online fish auction system across six ports.

 The West Brittany Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry continues to modernize its auctions with the KOSMOS digital sales platform.




Digitization is a priority subject and auctions are not immune to the digital transformation underway. In this context, the CCIMBO launched a call for tenders for the modernization of its 6 auctions in Brittany . The contract was awarded to Aucxis, which will digitize the auctions by implementing KOSMOS from 2021. 

The CCIMBO manages 6 auctions: Le Guilvinec, Saint Guénolé, Douarnenez, Concarneau, Loctudy and Audierne. Each year, they process 50,000 tonnes of fish offered to 220 buyers, coming from 450 vessels. Although sales vary depending on the auction, the need for new digital systems is felt everywhere. In recent years, the demands of suppliers and buyers have changed dramatically towards distance shopping using a web browser or smartphone .

As a partner in auction automation for many years, Aucxis has developed KOSMOS , the digital sales platform in the cloud. With this standard and generic platform, it is easy to buy and sell in real time. Although KOSMOS is a standard platform, the different needs of each auction within the network are taken into account. The platform is available everywhere and accessible to everyone, allowing buyers and sellers to further improve their communication and make the data flow more reliable.

After a thorough analysis, the process of restructuring the sales systems will be developed in different stages. The terms of sale will be taken into account depending on the species, as well as the different types of equipment, such as weighing terminals and conveyors, which are an integral part of the process.

The final objective is the establishment of a fully online platform, easy to use and accessible to everyone and everywhere, aiming to connect the 6 auctions and to make the current structures and processes more efficient.