Aker BioMarine's animal feed division expands its presence in China

The company established Aker BioMarine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in the country which will provide krill-based feed ingredients for the aquafeed and pet food industries.

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Credits: Aker BioMarine
May 3, 2024

Aker BioMarine’s animal feed division expanded its presence in China by establishing Aker BioMarine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. which focuses on providing high-quality animal feed ingredient QRILL® Antarctic krill raw materials. CEO Matts Johansen extended his congratulations for the opening, joined by Sigve Nordrum, chief commercial officer of animal nutrition, Bjørn Wallentin, senior vice president of global sales, and Yu Chengping, general manager of Aker BioMarine (Shanghai) Company, who were present at the inauguration. The event garnered well-wishes from other Aker Group offices in China and notable Chinese animal feed enterprises.

The establishment of Aker BioMarine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. signifies the company's deeper involvement in China's animal nutrition market. This strategic move not only addresses the growing demand for premium animal feed in China but also sets a robust foundation for Aker BioMarine's expansion in Asia. With the burgeoning Chinese market, Aker BioMarine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. pledges to deliver an enhanced range of high-quality products and services to local customers, fostering mutually beneficial outcomes.

In 2020, QRILL® Antarctic Krill meal received the Import Registration Certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture and Customs Registration Certificate, marking its official entry into the Chinese market. Praised for its nutritionally balanced marine protein and phospholipid omega-3 ingredients, QRILL Aqua Antarctic krill raw material not only enhances aquatic species' palatability and health but also elevates product quality, addressing the market's demand for excellence and sustainability in aquafeeds. These distinctive advantages garnered significant attention at this year's China Feed Industry Expo, underscoring QRILL Aqua Antarctic krill powder's potential and competitive edge in the Chinese market. Similarly, in the pet food industry, QRILL Pet Antarctic krill meal is gaining traction.

Recognizing China as a pivotal strategic market, Aker BioMarine reaffirms its commitment to the region by intensifying investments and support. With a dedicated team, advanced technology, and personalized services, the company aims to deliver pure, high-quality products to Chinese consumers, contributing to human and animal health through Antarctic krill products.