Aller Aqua A/S, Denmark, is constructing a new protein factory and a fish feed factory in Germany
Drawing of pea protein and fish fee plants
The Danish fish feed producer Aller Aqua A/S has recently finalized the first step of a large investment in Gollsen, Germany (South of Berlin).
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The first step of the investment will be the construction of a pea protein factory, an investment of more than €20 million.
Pea protein factory
Beside this factory, on the same site, will also be built one of the most modern fish feed factories in Europe.
This investment will be Aller Aqua Group’s fourth fish feed factory. The c
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“Aller Aqua is among the largest producers of quality feed for aquaculture in Scandinavia and Europe. We export to more than 35 countries worldwide. With this investment in Germany we are speeding up our growth ambitions in the group and will be prepared to meet future challenges and strategies”, he said.
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The reasons for starting the protein project in Germany are many. “First of all, we have created a nice product with a protein content of 75-80% and an excellent amino acid profile”, Halken explained.
“All anti nutritional factors are removed in the production process we use. Therefore, fr
Another reason Halken gave was the turmoil being experienced in the raw material markets these days. “Prices are changing rapidly, s
Halken sees projected growth in aquaculture of 8-10% and greater consumption of fish in the years to c
“But again, this leads to a higher pressure on the raw materials and the availability of these”, he notes. “Estimates say that more than 60% of the fishmeal output by 2010 will be consumed in fish feed. This will lead to a focus on alternatives”.
“We have already contacts with a lot of potential clients, so that is a good start. It tells us that we have a good product and that our timing is good. These are two important factors to achieve success!”
“We have been producing pea protein this last month – and it looks pr
The next step in the project is the establishment of a state of the art fish feed factory next to the protein factory in order to use the synergies in logistics, administration and so on.
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