BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia
March 23 2017
During the last years BioMar Group has delivered an increasing volume of feed to the Australian market from factories in Chile and Scotland. Now the company is ready to establish a green field feed factory in Australia with a yearly capacity of 110,000 tons. The market is evaluated to have a high potential for growth within a broad range of species.
Underlining the expansion strategy of the company, BioMar Group announces yet another growth initiative: The construction of a feed factory in Australia. BioMar Group is already cooperating with local state government building the required foundation for approval. The aim is to be able to serve the customers, being locally agile with a solid foundation of global product development and technical experience within species such as salmon, trout and yellow tail king fish.
"In 2016 we opened a factory in Turkey and this year we will be ready with our second factory in China as well as with expanded capacity in Norway. In 2019 we aim to open a feed factory in Australia supported by our established factories, technical experts and global R&D department. We are as a group dedicated to fulfil the growth ambitions in our strategy being an independent premium feed supplier with a high degree of global cooperation", explains Carlos Diaz CEO, BioMar Group.
Through the presence in the market BioMar Group has obtained a hands-on understanding of the local farming conditions and challenges. It is the expectation that being locally present with commercial staff, technical expertise and production facilities will lead to an even more competitive advantage in the market. The ambition is to support the customers by developing high performance products tailored to local farming conditions with a strong profile in regards to sustainability, feed safety and food quality:
"I am confident that our approach of balancing local agility and global excellence will give us a solid position in Australasia. We have already established very successful cooperation with key customers and we are looking forward to working with a broader base of customers developing the aquaculture industry in Australia and New Zealand. The world around us is changing and there is an increasing need for combining sustainability and efficiency. We clearly see that end-consumers are changing buying patterns towards high quality products with a responsible profile. We firmly believe that working closely together with the value chain can prepare the industry to take a lead in the global food sustainability agenda", states Carlos Diaz.