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BioMar approves the acquisition of AQ1 Systems, supplier of sensor-based feeding control technology, for their just renovated shrimp performance. With the investment, BioMar aims to “accelerate the sustainability journey of the industry.”
“We have a strong belief that we can bring together knowledge and tech innovation. Through offering new advantageous solutions to our customers improving feeding efficiency and sustainability”. Also, “by optimizing feeding practices, combining intelligent feeding systems, comprehensive analytics, advanced feed solutions, and effective farm management, we can take yet another step in the right direction,” explains Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar Group.
“During the last years, we have seen, that the use of intelligent feeders in shrimp farming can optimize feed efficiency, production yield, and sustainability. All this when introduced along with data-driven farm management. Adding BioMar feed solutions and technical knowledge to the equation opens new opportunities,” he continued.
AQ1 Systems future
On the other side, AQ1 continues as an independent company with its’ own commercial set-up, business systems, and distribution channels. The supplier will still service both BioMar customers and customers with other feed providers. BioiMar has confirmed that existing AQ1 customers will not experience any changes to their service and agreements.
Finally, Ross Dodd, Managing Director and founder of AQ1, concluded that “we look forward to the collaboration with BioMar and their parent company Schouw & Co. They have significant investments in electronic and mechanical engineering. We believe this will enable us to develop new markets and create value from an extensive combined knowledge base and global reach. At the same time, we have a mutual interest in supporting the growth of the industry.”
Biomar is always strengthening the core feed business with innovative tech solutions. For example, as we informed yesterday, regarding the challenge of reducing the amount of fish oil in its salmon feed.
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