Skretting opens fish feed plant in Turkey

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September 11, 2009


Skretting opens fish feed plant in Turkey


Press Release


Skretting, the world leader in fish feed, has opened a new feed production plant in G??ll??k to serve the expanding Turkish aquaculture market.


Constructed on the site of an existing Skretting warehouse, the plant will produce feeds for freshwater trout and marine species such as sea bream and sea bass. Most of the output is for domestic sales but some will be exported.



Skretting has been supplying fish feed to the Turkish aquaculture industry for a long time, and the company already has a warehouse in Gulluk, according to Alberto Allodi, Managing Director of Skretting East Mediterranean.



Levent Kayi, General Manager of Skretting Turkey, said, "We are starting production with one extruder line, newly-built to meet latest standards. Using quality raw materials and established Skretting formulations, we will provide feeds that match the high nutritional and physical quality our customers expect from Skretting. I have no doubt we will expand our market share. A modular design for the plant means infrastructure is in place to add second and third extruder lines quickly as demand increases."



Raw material supplies combine the benefits of local sourcing with the international procurement expertise and power of the global Skretting organisation. This applies both to the marine raw materials, where Turkey has a small but high quality production, and vegetable raw materials. Additionally, the micro ingredients come from sister Nutreco company, Trouw Nutrition Turkey.



Located in G??ll??k, in the Bodrum area, the plant is well positioned to supply the main trout and marine producers. Being just seven kilometres from the port of G??ll??k simplifies shipping of raw materials to the plant. Additionally, G??ll??k is only 200 kilometres from one of Turkey''s largest ports at Izmir. Finally, it is close to the local airport.


Giovanni Serrini, Commercial Director of Skretting East Mediterranean, said, "There are interesting aquaculture developments in many neighbouring countries. If we add the population of Turkey to those of the neighbouring countries and some potential markets in the Middle East, the plant can serve aquaculture production for over 250 million people. Most of these are in emerging economies, which means demand will expand rapidly once we are past the current economic crisis. I am confident we will be installing the second line in the foreseeable future."