Raisio will invest nearly four million euros to expand its fish feed factory located in Raisio’s industrial area in Finland. The factory will have a new production line that increases production capacity by a third and improves technical features of feeds. The factory expansion is a significant investment in the ecologically sustainable Finnish fish farming industry.
Construction of the new production line will begin in the summer of 2016 and will be completed in the spring of 2017, prior to the start of the fish feed season. The investment will improve the materials as well as the energy efficiency of Raisioaqua feeds, with new energy consumption expected to be around 30 per cent less than it is today.
As fish farming is on the rise in the Baltic Sea region, more feed manufacturing capacity is needed. Raisioaqua, Raisioagro\\\'s fish feed business, aims to become the leading fish feed producer in the whole Baltic Sea region.
Farmed fish is rapidly growing in popularity as a protein source, and aquaculture is estimated to grow worldwide by 35 per cent by 2022. In Finland, the goal is to more than double the production from fish farming in the same time period. The fish feed factory expansion will ensure delivery reliability and high-quality feeds to meet the growing demand.
Who is Raisioaqua?
Raisioaqua is the only fish feed manufacturer and the market leader in Finland. Its best-selling products are environmentally friendly Hercules feeds for rainbow trout, and eco-friendly, healthy Benella Rainbow Trout (farmed using Hercules feeding concept).