August 26, 2016


BioMar-Sagun opens fish feed factory in Soke, Turkey




The joint venture company between BioMar and Sagun officially opened a state-of-the-art fish feed factory in Söke, Turkey on August 25.


The fish feed factory was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by more than 300 guests.



The factory has a production capacity of 50,000 tonnes and will supply locally produced high performance diets including grower feeds for trout, sea bass and sea bream.


Other more specialised feed types in the BioMar-Sagun product portfolio, like hatchery diets and fry feeds, will be produced at other BioMar factories and distributed through BioMar-Sagun. BioMar-Sagun will mainly serve Turkey, but it will also start export sales to some of the neighbouring countries.


Mr. Bora Aydemir, general manager of BioMar-Sagun, underlined that in addition to a complete range of high performance diets, the company will provide Turkish fish farmers with BioMar's well-known technical support to help farmers achieve a more cost-efficient production. Turkish fish farmers will receive guidance for appropriate farm management, nutrition, and feeding strategies that will eventually create a more efficient, sustainable and profitable aquaculture activity.


The CEO of the BioMar Group, Mr. Carlos Diaz, said, "Turkey is a great country with excellent natural conditions for aquaculture and a high potential for growth. As BioMar Group, we are delighted to be a part of the Turkish aquaculture industry. We have a great team here in Turkey. We believe in ourselves, we believe in our partners, and together we hope to make a solid contribution to the continued development of the aquaculture industry and to help realise the full potential for aquaculture in Turkey."


The vice chairman of Group Sagun, Mr. Oğulcan Sagun, added, "We are proud of being partners with the global fish feed giant BioMar. With BioMar's knowledge and expertise in fish feed, we are determined to contribute to developing and bringing an innovative perspective to the Turkish aquaculture industry."