Skretting Vietnam officially opened a new state-of-the-art shrimp feed plant in the Mekong Delta, with an initial production capacity of 60,000 tonnes annually.
The new 23,000 square metre facility is located within the Thuan Dao Industrial Zone, Long An, for the convenience of local customers as well as to make best use of the transport links to other important farming provinces in the area.
“Building on several years of experience operating in Vietnam, we feel that 2017 is the year for our ambition to reach new heights: New heights in terms of delivering innovation and best product performance to our customers; and new heights in term of providing best standard of working environment for our employees,” pointed out Marc Le Poul, General Manager of Skretting South Asia.
Skretting Vietnam’s new plant will adhere to the same robust standards, support and ways of working that are in place at all other locations operated by Skretting and parent company Nutreco.
For his part, Alex Obach, Managing Director at Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC), informed that the firm’s shrimp feed Lorica is designed to shield shrimp during challenging phases in their lifecycle, including transfer and handling. Furthermore, its unique formulation delivers invaluable support to the defence mechanisms of these animals, enabling them to better cope with stress factors.
“This investment will be a vital contributor to the progress of Vietnam’s aquaculture industry and meeting the dietary needs of its fast growing population. We shall continue to provide you with all the knowledge and support that you will need to take this industry forward into a new golden age,” pointed out Nutreco Executive Committee, Samson Li, Managing Manager of Nutreco Asia.
Vietnam became part of the Skretting family in 2010 through the acquisition of Tomboy Aquafeed JSC, a reputable Vietnamese fish and shrimp feed company. In the seven years since the purchase, Skretting Vietnam has fully embedded the Skretting culture into all of its operations – from research and raw material procurement to products and services for aquaculture.