BioMar is a global aquaculture feed manufacturing company that focuses on performance, sustainability, innovation, and cooperation. In late 2017, Denmark based BioMar, opened an Australian business unit, based in regional Tasmania, to service the rapidly expanding Australian aquaculture industry.
BioMar acts as an industry leader across several areas including sustainability, performance, and innovation, via several sustainability initiatives and a global strategy linked to the 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as undertaking a rigorous product development program and benchmarking initiatives to ensure that each product the company manufactures has the highest possible economic performance.
BioMar has several research facilities across the globe and it partners with local Australian and New Zealand fisheries, customers, and universities to validate its feed value. BioMar employs dedicated technical staff to work onfarm alongside customers to ensure best feed practices are upheld.
BioMar are powered by long-term partnerships with suppliers, customers, government, and educational institutions.
The aquaculture feed production industry in Australia is a relatively small industry. The skills, knowledge, and education to successfully operate a complex business like BioMar are limited within Australia with an estimated 600 people working in the industry. As a new business in Australia, the management knew that it would need to rapidly attract staff with transferrable skills and then develop the talent to be a successful competitor within the Australian market.
As a result of the pandemic, local customer demand increased rapidly and by October 2020 BioMar were operating at capacity within the shift structure, producing approximately 8000 tons of feed a month to support customers who were heavily affected by COVID19. This was all within what many businesses have described as the hardest year of operation – affected by COVID19. In addition, BioMar were able to respond to customer needs as a large biomass of salmon remained in farms, unable to be sold domestically or through exports.
This incredible achievement is attributable to the amazing employees in BioMar Australia and the systems and support given to that workforce.