December 11, 2017
Shrimp feed supplier Alimentsa celebrates 30th year
Ecuadorian shrimp feed supplier Alimentsa, now officially part of BioMar, a Danish aquaculture feed maker, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in an event attended by more than 400 customers and stakeholders from the industry including the Vice Minister of Aquaculture in Ecuador.
In an astonishing setting, the history of BioMar and the history of Alimentsa were woven together visually, leading into a shared future.
Arriving guests were led through a tunnel where a wall-to-wall video showed the development of Alimentsa from start-up in a virgin industry to a leading feed supplier in the shrimp sector in Ecuador. At the main venue the stories became tied together representing the shared dedication to shrimp farming in Latin America and the synergies expected to be derived from the acquisition.
The formal dinner featured speeches from the Vice Minister of Aquaculture in Ecuador, as well as Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar Group; Alex Olsen, ex-president of Alimentsa; and Danny Velez, general manager, Alimentsa. The speakers set the scene for networking and talked about innovation initiatives within aquaculture.
The state-of-art Aquaculture Technology Centre to be built in Ecuador in 2018 was one of the big topics of discussion.
"We strived to make sure all customers and stakeholders could use this evening to get a solid understanding of how our recent acquisition of Alimentsa will benefit shrimp farmers in Ecuador through access to new products and development opportunities. We will be able to strengthen the local agility through access to global resources within innovation", Diaz said.
The event was also graced by the presence of BioMar experts including the global hatchery manager, shrimp specialists, the technical director for Central Americas and the managing director of BioMar Costa Rica.
"It has been an amazing evening. I am excited by the enthusiasm from the customers when talking about the new partnership between Alimentsa and BioMar", said Alimentsa GM Velez.