De Heus supports development of aqua farming in Myanmar with opening of new feed mill
- On 25 November 2019, De Heus Myanmar celebrated the opening of a dedicated aqua feed production facility in Myanmar. This modern production site will give aqua 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.” Says Arno Willemink, Managing Director of De Heus Myanmar.
This new facility allows De Heus to produce more than 200,000 metric tons of aqua feed each year and is situated in Myaung close to Yangon and in the center of aqua farming. With the opening of the new factory, De Heus responds to the growing demand for its aquafeed.
Willemink: “The production of animal protein in Myanmar is developing rapidly. Ultimately the goal is to provide our customers with high-quality feed products, advices and support that enable them to further professionalize their farms and find new markets for their products.”
Koen de Heus, CEO of Royal De Heus: “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 accelerate growth leading to better proceeds for local farmers.”
“As a family owned company, we value our contribution towards the development of the agricultural 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.”, adds Gabor Fluit Group Director Asia Royal De Heus.