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About Somexport

​SOMEXPORT is your preferred partner, ready to support you at each stage of your project.

Whether you need fresh, frozen or dried food products, we are here to make your imports as seamless as possible.
Beyond procurement, we broaden our scope to ensure your experience is complete. From logistics management to personalized advice to overcome import challenges, our dedicated team is here to support you. We consolidate your containers to optimize your costs and use our expertise to help you diversify your offering in your markets.
If you would like to know more about our services, products or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

At SOMEXPORT, the success of your import project is our priority.

Somexport est basé à Marseille



  • It all started in 1994 when a family from Marseille decided to supply the supply companies by offering them fresh food for their long-haul journey. One thing leading to another, SOMEXPORT will feed cruise lines, the French Navy and then launch into the French Overseas Territories. 

    In 2005, Robert PETITJEAN bought SOMEXPORT and decided to give it an international twist with the desire to be present on 5 continents in the next 10 years.

  • In 2006, Robert took a strategic turn in developing his export offering. Initially, dairy products were 'the cash cow' of SOMEXPORT but Robert now wants to offer a more varied offering to his customers with the presentation of cold cuts and ambient products.


    Africa will be the first continent where SOMEXPORT will enter with numerous partnerships.


    In 2008, SOMEXPORT joined a new network, Gral Grancoeur, an independent GIE that allows it to access around a hundred European producers.

  • In 2012, South East Asia will be the 3rd continent where SOMEXPORT will establish itself with several partnerships in Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos.

  • SOMEXPORT continues its intense sourcing work with local producers in order to be as close as possible to its customers. 

    The development of the range of frozen products will allow SOMEXPORT to diversify its offering and respond to a wider customer base. 

    In 2019, Robert supported the creation of Africalink. 

    Thanks to the synergy movements offered by this new network, SOMEXPORT is increasing its interactions with African territories.

  • During the Covid pandemic, teams adapted to a new work organization. SOMEXPORT is participating in a virtual trade fair in Taiwan, which allows us to access this new market. 

    In 2023, SOMEXPORT responds and adapts to new requests for customers specializing in online sales. 

    In 2024, for its thirtieth anniversary, SOMEXPORT is entering the Australian market.









Meet a team like a family, involved and supportive

A dynamic team of cosmopolitan talents forms our human-sized company.
Every day, we are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers.

C.E.O Somexport

Robert Petitjean

Seasoned Captain 🚢 | 18 years on board the ship Somexport | Navigating through storms and waves to ensure customer satisfaction | Passionate about innovation and daily success.

Languages: French, English, German.

LinkedIn profile:@Robertpetitjean

Export Sales

Laurence Chavanne

Passionate about the food industry for over 15 years 🌱. I boost our customer relationships around the world. 🌍 Always learn, share, communicate with our partners for lasting relationships.🤝

Languages: French, English, Spanish. 

LinkedIn profile:@Laurencechavanne

Export Sales

Olivia Roussel

Fully committed to our customers with energy and smile 😊. I respond to the needs of our international customers with attentiveness and kindness. The key: learn, know my contacts and build lasting partnerships. Languages: French, English, Spanish.

LinkedIn profile:@Oliviaroussel

Sales Administration

Samia Khazrik

Passionate about import-export and expert in various products 🌍. Enthusiastic about sharing the delicacies of the world with an international clientele.🍲 Testing and appreciating the authenticity of each product is my passion, as is understanding how it is manufactured.

Languages: Middle Eastern dialect, French, English, Arabic

Sales Administration

Kahina Friha

ADV Export specialist, committed with joy and dedication to offering the best service to our customers. My availability, responsiveness and rigor are the pillars of my approach🌐🤝.

Languages: French, English, Arabic

Administrative Manager. & Financial

Stéphane Laurent

Within SOMEXPORT, I ensure compliance with administrative rules, ensuring that the Manager has crucial information at the right time to manage his business and facilitate his decision-making. 📊💼

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