Skretting Vietnam has opened a new, dedicated aquaculture feed plant in the Mekong Delta to help the country’s fast-growing shrimp farming sector reach its full potential.
The new 23,000 square meter facility, which has an initial annual capacity of 60,000 tons of feed, is located within the Thuan Dao Industrial Zone, Long An, for the convenience of local customers as well as to make best use of the transport links to other important farming provinces in the Mekong Delta.
Skretting Vietnam’s new plant will adhere to the same robust standards, support and ways of working that are in place at all other locations operated by Skretting and parent company Nutreco. As well as incorporating state-of-the-art technology that has been specifically designed in line with the company’s strict health and safety standards, the facility also houses a special system to produce Skretting’s unique functional health feed for shrimp, Lorica.
“Building this new state-of-the-art plant in Vietnam underlines the strong commitment that we have long shown to our customers in this very important country. This investment will be a vital contributor to the progress of Vietnam’s aquaculture industry and meeting the dietary needs of its fast-growing population. We shall continue to provide you with all the knowledge and support that you will need to take this industry forward into a new golden age,” said Samson Li, manager of Nutreco Asia.
Vietnam became part of the Skretting family in 2010 through the acquisition of Tomboy Aquafeed JSC, a Vietnamese fish and shrimp feed company. In the seven years since the purchase, Skretting Vietnam has fully embedded the Skretting culture into all of its operations – from research and raw material procurement to products and services for aquaculture.
As well as being an important contributor to the country’s aquaculture industry, Skretting Vietnam also takes a lead role with regards to improving the lives and social circumstances of local communities. As such, it has implemented many non-commercial initiatives, such as meaningful donations to underprivileged school children, including funding a scholarship program for children of low-income families. It has also funded the construction of much-needed local infrastructure, including building four bridges in remote farming areas. These and other important interactions demonstrate that Skretting Vietnam and the broader Skretting group is much more than a feed supplier and an employer, it is a major supporter of farmers and the communities in which it belongs.