De Heus opens shrimp feed mill in Vietnam

Spanning an area of 29,300 square meters, the new facility has an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons, featuring five production lines exclusively dedicated to shrimp feed products.

Credits: De Heus
March 6, 2024

De Heus opened a new shrimp feed mill in Co Chien Industrial Zone, Vinh Long province in Vietnam. The new feed mill underscores the commitment of De Heus to long-term, strategic investments in the production of shrimp feed, facilitated by a dedicated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Co de Heus, CEO of Royal De Heus Group, stated, “We strongly believe in the growing demand for shrimp. To support shrimp farmers, we provide high-quality feed, knowledge transfer and access to markets. We acknowledge challenges like climate change and disease outbreaks. Therefore, we are committed to sustainable practices and environmental protection through innovative technologies for the future of Vietnamese shrimp aquaculture.”

Johan van den Ban, general director of De Heus Vietnam, said, “We are pleased that we are able to welcome key stakeholders in the Vietnamese and global shrimp industry here today. With this investment, we are again showing the aquaculture market in general and the shrimp industry specifically that we are here to stay. Together with our partners upstream and downstream in the value chain, we are ready to further develop the shrimp industry in Vietnam with independent shrimp producers in a sustainable manner. Healthier shrimps, greener farms and sustainable profits for all stakeholders!”

H.E. Daniel Stork, Consul General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City, said that “this shrimp feed factory is not just a building; it's a significant boost for the local economy and the aquaculture industry here. By providing top-notch feed products, it's going to help shrimp farmers, improve yields and ensure food security for the community. It's a big step forward for sustainable development and economic growth in Vinh Long and beyond.”

Spanning an area of 29,300 square meters, De Heus Vinh Long shrimp feed mill has an annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons, featuring five production lines exclusively dedicated to shrimp feed products. Leveraging cutting-edge technology imported from Europe, the entire production process adheres rigorously to international quality standards such as ISO 22000, BAP, and GLOBAL G.A.P.

This new shrimp feed mill underscores the aspiration of the company to be a major aquafeed producer encompassing both seawater and freshwater aquaculture.