New BioMar plant in Costa Rica. (Photo: BioMar/FIS)
BioMar’s new plant inaugurated
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:30 (GMT + 9)
On 23 July, the consortium BioMar Aquacorporación Products SA officially opened a food production plant for aquatic species in the town of Cañas.
Important sector authorities of Costa Rica and top executives of fish producing firms of Central America are expected to attend the ceremony.
In May the consortium, created from the alliance between BioMar and Grupo ACI, finalized its first production of fish feed in the new factory in Costa Rican territory.
At that time, Vice President of BioMar, Felipe Ureta, assured they were "really satisfied with the progress already achieved and with the high degree of commitment shown by the people, where each step has been progressing on schedule."
In the new factory a completely new range of diets supported by an advanced nutritional strategy for tilapia will be produced.
These products will be available to Central American farmers in the coming months.
Jorge Vargas, the newly appointed general manager of the factory in Costa Rica, explained they are starting "an escalating manufacturing process" with the idea of increasing production slowly, Aqua reported.
The new food factory for aquaculture, presented as the most modern in Central America, is equipped with cutting-edge production technology.
It is hoped that later the consortium will also play an important role in the efforts to develop new concepts and diets for other species, supporting the development of aquaculture in Latin America and worldwide.
"We are focused on the implementation of the same high production standards characterizing BioMar, which our customers recognize in each group´s factory around the world," stated Ureta.
"Everything is being prepared so as to comply with the certifications and standards that are typical of BioMar Group, which are required by our customers and the most demanding markets," he concluded.
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By Analia Murias