Skretting Arc, the research organization of Skretting (a company dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable food solutions for the aquaculture industry), has been renamed and refurbished into a complete and multifunctional division that includes global marketing, sustainability and digital teams. The new unit is called Skretting Aquaculture Innovation (Ai) and brings together all aspects of innovation, from basic to applied research, from product development to digital innovation and sustainability.
“What we have created is a completely dynamic approach to innovation, if we do not focus on just one aspect of innovation, such as ingredients, health, digital or just sustainable development,” the director said. Alexey Obach. “We have combined all of this into an integrated and mobile value center that focuses on the current and future needs of our customers.” “We work in a specific area of the aquaculture value chain, with a great variety of our customers, cultivated species and available ingredients. However, there are areas of innovation that add value in all areas such as sustainability, first diet segment, health, ingredients and more.” , – continues Obach.
The headquarters of the new unit remains in Stavanger, Norway, and includes more than 150 experts in all functional areas working closely with colleagues from around the world. New technologies and future Nutreco Exploration (NutEx) solutions provide exclusive ingredients thanks to phytotechnology, biotechnology and physical chemistry. Areas of innovation are closely linked to the growth of seafood consumption in the world combined with the growth of consumer awareness. The pandemic has highlighted the need for sustainable, healthy and local food, and there is an expectation that companies will operate responsibly, transparently and ethically.
“We import more than 21 million seafood dishes every day. We innovate to meet the needs of our customers and society as a whole. We believe that the biggest challenges facing aquaculture today are the ingredients (affordability, sustainability and logistics ), we have a clear roadmap to address these challenges and a dynamic team committed to addressing them.We believe we have a dual role responsibility, supporting businesses with long-term responsibility to deliver innovative solutions and to lead aquaculture in the future “, – concludes Abach.
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