Joint venture created to increase shrimp feed production

Cargill Aqua Nutrition and Naturisa SA have reached an agreement on a partnership with Skyvest EC Holding SA and create a joint venture that seeks to increase shrimp feed production high quality on the Ecuadorian market.

Through this joint venture with Skyvest, Cargill Aqua Nutrition will increase its shrimp feed production capacity for manage the plant for balance production which is currently owned by Skyvest’s subsidiary Empagran, located in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Since then, Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry has continued to grow as has the need to meet the demand for high-performance feed.” He said Helene Ziv-DoukiPresident of the Cargill Aqua Nutrition Group.

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A plant that produced shrimp food

The factory, which he will now manage Cargill Aqua Nutritionwas built in 2018, has a production capacity of 156 thousand metric tons of food and employs more than 200 people.

We are excited that Cargill will bring its experience and knowledge of global supply chains and risk management to operate this facility. In addition, it will improve feed performance, and their willingness to invest in the plant will bring more high-performance feed to the market,” commented Víctor Ernesto Estrada Santistevan, owner of Skyvest.

Ángel Gómez, Business Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition for Latin America, indicated that through this joint venture, Cargill Aqua Nutrition will almost double its current production and improve its ability to serve customers and partners.

We will invest in this facility and expand our shrimp feed offering under the Aquaxcel brand from Cargill Aqua Nutrition. “Which will allow us to meet the growing demand for food among our customers,” Ángel Gómez concluded.

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