De Heus Myanmar announced Nov. 25 the opening of a dedicated aquaculture feed production facility in Myanmar, which will give aquaculture farmers access to the affordable, high-quality feeds needed to further improve the development of their farms.
“We are very proud to open our third factory in Myanmar only three years after the opening of our first animal feed mill near Yangon and the opening of our second feed mill near Mandalay last year,” De Heus Myanmar managing director Arno Willemink said.
“The production of animal protein in Myanmar is developing rapidly. Ultimately, the goal is to provide our customers with high-quality feed products, advice and support that enable them to further professionalize their farms and find new markets for their products,” Willemink said.
This new facility allows De Heus to produce more than 200,000 metric tons of aquaculture feed each year and is situated in Myaung close to Yangon and in the center of Myanmar's aquaculture farming region, the company said.
Royal De Heus chief executive officer Koen de Heus added, “We take pride in the advancement of our customers in a way that enables them to grow their business while at the same time reducing their impact on the local environment. The usage of floating feeds, for instance, lowers water pollution, which, in turn, supports the health of the fish and accelerates growth, leading to better proceeds for local farmers.”
“As a family-owned company, we value our contribution towards the development of the agriculture sector. Our on-the-farm approach enables us to tailor our advice to the local circumstances of the farmer. It allows us to support farmers in the process of growing their business, which is why it’s such an honor that we are able to open our third facility in Myanmar,” said Gabor Fluit, Royal De Heus group director Asia.
Founded in 1911, Royal De Heus is a multinational family company that has expanded to become one of the largest players in the animal feed industry.
With business units in the Netherlands, Vietnam, Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine and Russia, De Heus is active in more than 75 countries through the export of concentrates and premixes, the main ones being in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Globally, the company has more than 6,000 employees and a head office in Ede, Netherlands.