Meet PFI Members - AquaNutro
What do we do?
AquaNutro designs, develops and manufactures high quality extruded feeds for the aquaculture, mariculture & petfood industries. We have an exclusive collaboration agreement with the Feed Technology Program at the University of Stellenbosch’s to develop new feeds and continuously improve existing types of feeds for different species.
We manufacture a full range of feeds for aquaculture species such as trout, tilapia, catfish, carp, marron and crocodile. These feeds are marketed under the brandname AquaNutro.
AquaNutro have a complete range of ornamental fish food for koi, goldfish and aquarium fish. This range was successfully developed and introduced into the South African market during 2000 and exported to the United Kingdom in 2001.
We are currently developing feed for abalone, cob and prawn.
We achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for the design, development and manufacturing of scientific formulated extruded feeds. We are also currently listed and registered for exports to the European Union.
Who owns us?
AquaNutro is owned by a consortium of investors including management and workers. The empowerment of people of disadvantaged background were and will always be pre-requisites in managing the company and therefore all employees on all levels became shareholders in AquaNutro since August 2002.
To be the leader in Scientific Based AquaFeeds
To be a successful company to the benefit of all STAKEHOLDERS by Product Leadership, Customer Satisfaction & Continuous Improvement.
The bigger picture
An analysis by the University of Stellenbosch of the aquaculture industry in Southern Africa indicated that nutritional limitations contribute significantly to the lack of efficiency, sustainability and profitability of aquaculture ventures. General problems and shortcomings associated with poor aquaculture feeds and nutrition was acknowledged, and improvement in this area was identified as an immediate priority.
Our commitment to achieving the bigger picture
AquaNutro is developing cost-effective diets and implementing effective feed management strategies and consequently reducing production costs within aquaculture.
By teaming up with the Aquaculture Division of the University of Stellenbosch, which is renowned for dynamic and extensive research and development, we aim to satisfy the farmer's needs. This takes many forms, from tailor-making feeds for a single client, to developing new products as technology advances. AquaNutro has a practical insight into the day-to-day problems of aquaculturists and we offer our clients a higher degree of cost-effectiveness through research, plus advice about feed types and their correct usage.
AquaNutro and the Aquaculture Division of the University of Stellenbosch have developed a unique concept in fish nutrition. Our challenge now is to expand our position at the cutting-edge of aquafeed technology, to continually improve diets and ensure that the aquaculturist is kept up-to-date with new developments. AQUANUTRO’S research and development effort constantly seeks more precise knowledge with regard to:
For more information visit our website at www.aquanutro.com