FEED group BioMar is expanding the capacity of its factory in Denmark with a £10.6 million line dedicated to fry and RAS feed production.
The Brande based factory has seen a significant growth in volumes sold over the last few years, with a growing customer base.
Feed is delivered to farmers across most of Europe, and there is a ‘very strong foothold’ in the eastern European countries as well as in the RAS segment, said the company.
‘BioMar has experienced a solid growth in market share on our core markets in Europe and the factory in Brande has, through the last years, been expanding capacity by removing bottlenecks and optimising operational processes,’ said Carlos Diaz, BioMar Group CEO.
‘We foresee that the growth will continue and we need to take a significant leap forward to make sure we can deliver on the future demands from the customers.’
The new line is expected to be ready in Q2 2019, bringing the factory in Denmark up to a capacity of 150,000 tonnes of feed per year.
It is BioMar’s largest production unit in Europe outside the salmon markets. The factory, designed for agility with a flexible production set-up, mainly delivers feed for species such trout, eel, sturgeon and salmon in RAS. In total, the factory produces feed for more than 40 species.
The Brande plant has been a pioneer within RAS feed and is recognised for its products as well as expertise within this segment, said BioMar.
The company added that the new line represents a significant step forward developing RAS feed with even higher growth performance, and physical as well as nutritional quality.
‘We are already recognised in the market for the high quality and performance of our fry and RAS feed from the factory in Denmark and the factory is often delivering feed to support other business units,’ said Diaz (pictured).
‘This is simply a step making sure we stay in front, delivering a market leading customer value proposition in terms of agility, quality and performance.