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Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar Group.

Good Start to the Year for BioMar Group

  (DENMARK, 5/9/2020)

BioMar started the year with strong results, having met the challenges of corona virus with a high-performance across all geographies. The company has at the same time been reaching out to support customers and building inventories to met any business impact caused by the corona virus.

The 2020 Q1 report for BioMar Group clearly reflects, that the company has met the challenging market conditions of corona virus head on, while ensuring business continuity by increased inventories of raw materials and finished products.

 
BioMar works with customers to improve the sustainability of their farming activities.

The increase in revenue and earnings were mainly driven by the salmon and shrimp segments, by innovative product offerings, new capacity and close cooperation with customers designing advanced feed solutions targeting the consumer market.

“On one hand, we are very proud to have started the year in a good way setting all-time records for a Q1, but we are very conscious of the potential impact of the pandemic on our business and the industry. Being in the food value chain, we play an essential role, making sure high-quality products reach consumers. However, there are many uncertainties ahead financially as well as looking at the overall impact of the virus on the countries where we operate”, explains Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar Group.

Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar Group.

“It has from the beginning of the crisis been our strategy to make sure we protect our people and ensure business continuity. We implemented hygienic measures and very rigorous protocols to maintain physical distancing in our factories. At the same time, we have collaborated with customers to find a way to get through the challenges together.”

BioMar reported a significant increase in earnings and revenue, but together with its owner, the industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co. (listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen), suspended specific financial guidance on the Company due to global uncertainty following the corona crisis.

The global need for food will increase, and aquaculture can become a very important player in establishing sufficient and sustainable food production, according to the UN.

“Right now, our focus is on handling the direct impact of the corona virus and at the same time trying to prepare for the “new normal” which will follow. I believe that businesses able to turn this crisis into an opportunity by rethinking the future, will have a strong advantage going forward”, concluded Carlos Diaz.

About BioMar

BioMar are innovators in high performance aquaculture feed dedicated to doing our part in creating a healthy and sustainable global aquaculture industry. BioMar operates 16 feed factories across the globe in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Australia. Worldwide, we supply feed to around 80 countries and for more than 45 different species. BioMar is wholly owned by the Danish industrial group Schouw & Co, which is listed on the NASDAQ, Copenhagen.

Source: BioMar

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