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EWOS Celebrates One Million Tonnes Mark

GLOBAL - Feed and nutrition company EWOS is celebrating a major milestone this month; reaching one million tonnes of production in a year for the first time in its history. EWOS has seen feed sales grow in line with increasing demand for farmed fish around the globe, and is confident of ongoing success.

The occasion is being marked by a website campaign featuring the slogan ‘Thanks a million’.

Previous and current employees have been comparing this significant achievement with developments during their own time with the company, and their reflections show how much things have changed.

Per Sveidqvist, who retired as marketing manager of EWOS Ltd in 2008, said: “When I arrived at Westfield in the summer of 1988 I was told that we might reach 15,000 tonnes of feed production per year for the first time, which seemed an enormous amount. We did reach 15,000 tonnes and it is gratifying to see that now, some twenty years later, the combined output of EWOS has reached such an important milestone by nurturing customer confidence. I wish the company well in continuing to serve industry with top quality products.”

Alf Helge Årskog, formerly with EWOS Norway and now CEO of Marine Harvest, the world’s largest fish farming company, stated: “I am very impressed that EWOS has reached one million tonnes of feed production in a year for the first time. This milestone reflects the enormous growth in the industry and the great importance of EWOS, both as a feed supplier and a strong contributor to the development of our industry.”

Paul Williams, a former CEO of EWOS Innovation, also sends his congratulations: “EWOS has always been at the forefront of developing feed technology and for several years I was in the fortunate position of leading EWOS Innovation. Of particular note during my time was the development of Boost. It is good to see that EWOS Innovation is still at the forefront of developing feed for the salmon farming industry.”

“How can you measure the effort behind a goal like this”, asks Director of operations for EWOS Chile, Alejandro Toledo. “For me the great value and significance of reaching for the first time in EWOS history one million tonnes in a year is recognition to all and from all our stakeholders. It is the recognition of a great job done in all business areas, a successful merge of different cultures and also the contribution of knowledge and effort from people who no longer work with us. Finally, it is a recognition of the quality of our products and services”, he adds.

Lars Wiberg, President of EWOS Canada from 1991 - 1994, joined EWOS in 1970 as a product manager and remembers the challenges of taking the company from a ‘local Scandinavian’ organisation to an internationally oriented group. “During my first few years with EWOS, fish feed was still regarded as a ‘project with potential’ and it was not until the first trials with extruded fish feed were undertaken in the late 1970s that the concept took off” he explained.

“EWOS is now well recognised as a leader in its field and the EWOS name generates confidence around the globe.”

Lucy Towers

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