Construction Begins on BioMar-Sagun's Aquafeed Plant
The construction of the new BioMar-Sagun aquaculture feedmill in Turkey is underway. The new factory will be located in Söke about 75 kilometers South East of Izmir and construction is expected to be finished towards the end of the year
The construction of the new BioMar-Sagun aquaculture feedmill in Turkey is underway. The new factory will be located in Söke about 75 kilometers South East of Izmir and construction is expected to be finished towards the end of the year.
Until production starts Turkish customers will be served through BioMar-Sagun's warehouse in Bornova near Izmir.
As reported earlier on Aquafeed.com, the BioMar-Sagun Joint-Venture aquafeed company was established a year ago between BioMar Group, headquartered in Aahus, Denmark, and the Sagun Group, one of the leading Turkish companies within aquaculture, fish processing and trading. It will mainly serve Turkey, the second largest aquaculture market in Europe, but once the feed plant becomes operational the new feed company will also start export sales to some of the neighboring countries.
The establishment of the new Turkish Joint-Venture will strengthen BioMar's position in the Eastern Mediterranean area considerably.
The Turkish market is already served by more than 15 feed companies, but almost all are only local players with limited resources for research and product development. Local presence is one of the keys to the Turkish feed market, but many Turkish fish farmers have long expressed the need for introducing new and better feed concepts allowing farmers to obtain better and more stable production results. In collaboration with one of the leading Turkish fish farmers BioMar recently performed bench mark trials with some of the main Turkish feed brands, and these trials underlined the need for introducing more efficient and sustainable diets in Turkish aquaculture. Further, the combination of BioMar's know-how in feed development and manufacturing with Sagun's strong network within the Turkish aquaculture sector will give the new feed company a very strong platform to start from.