Aker BioMarine opens new warehouse in India
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Aker BioMarine continues to invest in India by establishing a new distribution hub in Chennai to keep the region well-stocked with its QRILL Aqua products.
After first entering the Indian market in 2018, when Aker BioMarine India was established in Mumbai, the company has experienced a growing demand for its products. The new Chennai warehouse will strengthen local presence in India while also enabling the company to serve its customers across the region with its nutrient-rich, krill-based ingredients for fish and shrimp feeds.
“India is one of the world’s largest shrimp markets, which makes it of strategic importance for Aker BioMarine. We want to be able to adequately supply our customers with our QRILL products on-demand, which is best done through a local presence. That’s why we have chosen Chennai for the location of our new warehouse, where we will continually stock QRILL products,” said Atul Barmann, general manager, Aker BioMarine India.
Chennai selected as a central point to serve customers across the entire region
Aker BioMarine’s local warehouse presence in Chennai will enable better overall service and a solid supply of buffer stock for the company’s key accounts, as well as open the door to small- and medium-sized accounts looking to purchase QRILL directly.
“Our customers will benefit from a steady supply of QRILL products, from vessel to warehouse, that’s delivery-ready, and already customs cleared. This increases the speed of distribution and provides easy access for customers, who can also benefit from local service and support,” added Barmann.
India remains a key market for Aker BioMarine and a strategic place of operations to facilitate regional expansion for the company. The demand for krill-based ingredients for shrimp and other fish feeds in India has experienced considerable growth in recent years, and the new warehouse will provide a platform to expand the reach of QRILL Aqua products even further, beyond the borders of India.
Aker BioMarine India is a subsidiary of Norway-based Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, a pioneer in the sustainable harvesting of Antarctic krill for human and animal nutrition. They are the makers of QRILL Aqua, a product derived from ground and dried Antarctic krill. QRILL Aqua functions as a feed stimulant, leading to increased feed uptake and enhanced growth among fish and other ocean species for human consumption.
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