We are proud to introduce the launch of our latest I&V Bio facility, together with the Codemet group in Ecuador!
The opening was attended by governmental officials amongst who :
Vice President of Ecuador
Minister of Production, International trade, Investments and Fishery
Iván Ontaneda Berrú
The success of the shrimp is attributed to the efforts that the sector has been making to increase levels of nutrition and product quality. After decades of work, this industry has not put aside this bet. Today, improving food standards means implementing new technologies.
The shrimp that are served at any table, is mostly fed with artemia in its early lifecycle. Small animals that come from salty lakes like the USA, Iran and Russia, have been the prime nutrition for shrimp and small fish for over 20 years. The shrimp hatcheries normally acquire the Artemia, but since this year I&V-BIO and Codemet have joined hands together to set up the first Artemia Nauplii Center in Ecuador. I&V BIO has validated the success with locally producing Artemia Nauplii, adding efficiencies that guarantee a better product. I&V BIO S.A. Ecuador follows the already established centers of the group among other countries like Thailand, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Video of the facility inauguration in Ecuador
Attending the inauguration of the plant, located in Santa Elena,
Vice President of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner has highlighted the historical struggle that has been going through this industry for years. Despite the incredible growth in which the last 5 years has managed to double its production with export values (more than $ 3.6 billion in 2019), stabilizing the Dollar and creating jobs.