Nutriad Increases Aqua Footprint

4 May 2016, at 1:00am

GLOBAL - Nutriad, multinational feed additives manufacturer, continues to invest in aquaculture as it announced the expansion of its regional aqua teams with the appointments of Mr. Tkangairulappan Gnanamani (Chennai, India) as Aquaculture Manager South Asia and Mr. Bruno Urach (Pernambuco, Brazil) as Sales Manager North East Brazil.

“Regional aquaculture specialists are an integral part of our strategy to increase our footprint in the key aquaculture markets around the world. Within growth market Asia, India has dramatically increased its aquaculture production in the past years, particularly of white shrimp. Brazil continues to be an important aqua country in South America, with interesting growth potential in freshwater fish such as tilapia and local species. At the same time, the sustainability of the industry is challenged in both India as well as Brazil by disease outbreaks and scarcity of marine ingredients for aqua feeds, two areas where Nutriad offers specialized solutions and services.”, says Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture for Nutriad.

“Besides shrimp, important volumes of freshwater fish are farmed in India and Bangladesh, which places area among the main aquaculture regions worldwide. The local expertise of Mr. Gnanamani in fish and shrimp aquaculture in India, and extensive knowledge of the local farming conditions perfectly complements the Nutriad aqua team in Asia Pacific”, says Allen Wu, Regional Manager Aquaculture APAC.

Says Mr. Gnanamani: “Having worked over 20 years in fish and shrimp aquaculture in India, supporting feedmills and farms, I see a great potential in the specialty programs offered by Nutriad to improve feed cost-efficiency and prevent disease using natural products. My position with Nutriad will allow me to apply my knowledge and experience towards solutions that help farmers and feed millers deal with day to day performance and health challenges in aquaculture.”

Mr. Urach has 13 years of experience in the aquaculture industry in Brazil where he has worked in various positions with producers of fish and shrimp in the north east of. “Bruno’s deep knowledge of the aquaculture market throughout the northeastern region as well as the main production centers of southeast and south of Brazil complements our livestock sales team in Brazil,” says Marcelo Nunes, Nutriad’s Regional Director South America.

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