Aller Aqua Group acquired Danish trout producer Danforel. The company, established in 1939, produces 4,000 tonnes of ASC-certified trout in six aquaculture facilities. Danforel also owns a 15,000 m2 slaughterhouse and processes 120,000 consumer-packaged warm-smoked fish fillets daily.
“From Aller Aqua's side, we look forward to the new close collaboration between the companies, which will give both companies better opportunities to optimize fish farming, processing, and marketing in the future,” said Aller Aqua CEO, Hans Erik Bylling. “We will soon begin new investments in expanded fry facilities, as well as optimization in the production. In addition, we want to ensure the optimum utilization of the whole fish,” said Bylling.
Danforel will continue to be the best procurer of fish produced in Danish aquaculture farms. Danforel's director, Erik Hansen, will continue as CEO.