Ace Aquatec has opened a new Norwegian division in Marineholmen in Bergen, led by regional manager Preben Imset Matre who was previously head of Norway operations at Aquabyte.
The company has doubled in size over the past year and counts Scottish Sea Farms, Grieg Seafood, New Zealand King Salmon, Cooke Aquaculture, Sanford, Loch Duart and Denmark’s Musholm among its customers.
“Ace Aquatec is a market leader in aquaculture technology in the United Kingdom and has an impressive track record of innovation and product development,” said Preben Imset Matre. “Their highly ethical and sustainable technology empowers fish farmers to improve and safeguard fish health and welfare without harming other marine life – something that is increasingly important in Norwegian aquaculture.”
“Our innovation includes the sealice removal system; a modular, mechanical sealice removal system with focus on minimal stress and optimal lice removal, which will be introduced to the Norwegian market in the first quarter of 2021,” he continued.
“We are seeing strong demand in this region for our electric in-water stunning devices that improve animal welfare at slaughter and our biomass camera system which will launch in 2021,” he concluded.
The decision to open an office in Norway was seen as a logical step thanks to the country’s reputation for salmon farming and research and development. Earlier this year, Ace Aquatec announced the opening of its first office in Chile as part of its business growth strategy.