November 13, 2018
Marine Harvest to change name to Mowi
Marine Harvest will change its name to Mowi, which revealed the eponymous global brand that the company launched on November 13.
According to Marine Harvest, Mowi is strongly rooted in the history of the company. "The company we know as Marine Harvest today was originally founded as Mowi by Norwegian aquaculture pioneers more than 50 years ago," the company said.
"I am really excited that we are now taking the company to the next level. Through implementing our MOWI branding strategy, we can communicate our integrated value-chain from feed to the consumer's plate. We are looking forward to announcing our new MOWI product line in the coming months", said Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO of Marine Harvest.
The company will launch the MOWI brand into selected markets. The branded product line - yet to be announced - will provide customers added value in taste, convenience, nutrition and traceability.
"Mowi is an inspirational name that recalls our pioneering spirit that has developed over the past 50 years," Aarskog added. "Since the first salmon was farmed in 1964, we have grown into a global fully integrated company, including breeding, feed, farming, processing and sales. Throughout the past 50 years, we have always remained true to our core value - the care we have for our people, our fish, our customers and the environment."
The proposed name change is subject to shareholders' approval, and the company has already summoned an extraordinary general assembly to resolve the name change with effect from January 1 next year.
- Marine Harvest