Company History

Incorporated 1997

American Food Export Service, Inc (AMFEX) was established in 1997 specifically to provide specialized services to the U.S. food export industry. It was recognized that a service was needed to assist U.S. food exporters in meeting the varied labeling and dating requirements of each destination country. The area that was first recognized as having a strong need for such a service was the Middle East. Almost all Middle East countries require Arabic ingredient labels as well as product production and expiration dates applied to each retail item. Since then our services have been used to make food products compliant with the requirements of almost every country worldwide… from Australia, Tahiti, and Japan to Russia, Africa, and Norway.

AMFEX began to provide this specialized service in a small 2000 sq. ft. facility near the New Jersey port. Within two years AMFEX had relocated to a 10,000 sq. ft facility and increased our customer base and revenues substantially. The next step in our growth was to expand to a 20,000 sq. ft. facility and to begin providing chilled and frozen services. This added service provided four refrigerated sea containers to hold and work products. The next step in AMFEX growth was the addition of full-service international forwarding including air and ocean booking, documentation, and customs clearance as well as the ability to offer its specialized services on the west coast.

In 2010 AMFEX moved into a new facility in Carteret New Jersey. The new warehouse is over 50,000 sq. ft with 3000 sq ft of freezer space and 3500 sq ft of chilled space with 2 production lines maintained within a climate-controlled area. In addition, AMFEX now runs a total of ten production lines capable of processing up to 10,000 cases of product per day.

Over the years the AMFEX customer base has grown from servicing just 2 international U.S.-based food distributors to almost every major U.S. food manufacturer. The distributor base has increased tenfold and we now deal directly with and through agents for a host of international direct retailers including Choithram, Spinney’s, Lulu’s, Aljeriza, Sultan Center, Jawad, and others.

The company’s management staff has been with AMFEX for over 15 years and are pleased to continue to offer exceptional service to each customer.