October 27, 2017
BioMar, Alimentsa introduced to public as one company
BioMar and Alimentsa have presented themselves to the public as one company for the first time at the largest shrimp event in Latin America following the approval of the acquisition by concerned authorities.
Alimentsa became officially part of BioMar, a Danish aquaculture feed maker, on Sept. 13. The acquisition positions BioMar among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America.
BioMar is expected to contribute to the development of an already strong product portfolio in Alimentsa by providing access to large-scale global R&D resources as well as proven product solutions already performing in related markets.
At Aqua Expo in Guayaquil, Ecuador, BioMar and Alimentsa joined forces with a team featuring business leaders, sales, technical support as well as shrimp experts. Together with the customers, stakeholders and keynote speakers the scene was set to discuss the top-of-the-agenda themes such as sustainability, nutrition, feed management and disease prevention.
"Aqua Expo has proven to be an optimal opportunity to kick-start our external cooperation engaging with customers and industry stakeholders. We have been working together side by side presenting Alimentsa as part of our global organisation at the same time listening to expectations from the market", explained Henrik Aarestrup, VP Emerging Markets, BioMar Group.
Danny Velez, managing director, Alimentsa, said, "I am pleased being a part of a group 100% dedicated to aquaculture. During the last days, we have met several customers talking about future possibilities. They have all responded very positively to Alimentsa joining BioMar Group. They trust that the cooperation will enable Alimentsa to shorten the time to market for new products and that the philosophy in BioMar fits well with the way of working in Alimentsa".
In November BioMar and Alimentsa will invite customers and stakeholders to participate in a dedicated event celebrating the 30th anniversary of Alimentsa, as well as shedding light on the future possibilities for the shrimp farmers in Ecuador when it comes to feed solutions.
Alimentsa, established in 1986, is a leading Ecuadorian shrimp feed supplier operating within the Ecuadorian market. Ecuador is one of the top shrimp producers in the world and is the third-largest shrimp exporter to the US as of 2016.