In spring 2018, BioMar announced an investment of DKK90 million for the expansion of its factory in Brande, Denmark. The company’s production capacity is 120,000 tons and with this new investment, BioMar will move to 150,000 tons, a 25 percent extra production capacity that will increase flexibility, for better quality and performance of fish feed.
According to Anders Brandt-Clausen, the Managing Director of BioMar Denmark, this investment is going to be beneficial in many ways, to both fish farmers and BioMar. The new facility will be able to run three lines at a time. BioMar is also investing in an extruder for the production of fry feed to increase quality and performance of the company’s fry feed’s line. Brandt-Clausen said that their sister companies, the factories within the BioMar Group, are receiving these high performing fry feeds from the factory in Brande. Hereby, they will also be enabled to deliver new product series and better products to their customers.
The factory has been a pioneer within the development and production of RAS feed and is highly recognized for its products as well as expertise within this segment. BioMar states that the new line will imply a significant step forward for the development of RAS feeds with even higher growth performance and enhanced physical as well as nutritional qualities.
Construction of the additional production line is progressing according to plan and is expected to be ready in Q4, 2019, a perfect timing in regard to the fry feed season in Europe, which starts in January 2020, the company stated.