The history of Skretting

How it all started

1899 - agricultural roots

1899 - agricultural roots

Where it all began. Family business Skretting was established in Stavanger, Norway, selling feed and equipment to the agriculture industry.

1960 - Aquaculture trials

1960 - Aquaculture trials

Early beginnings. We conduct our very first aquaculture trial – on rainbow trout that are being raised in wooden cages.

1983 - Commercial aquafeed production

1983 - Commercial aquafeed production

Full steam ahead. We commence the commercial production of extruded feeds.

1989 - Focus on research and development

1989 - Focus on research and development

A new era in R&D. Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is established and we open the Lerang Research Station.

1993 - Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs

1993 - Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs

Nutritional breakthroughs. The launch of our first functional diet – the forerunner of Protec.

1994 - Nutreco

1994 - Nutreco

Proud parent. Our owner Nutreco is founded.

1996 - AquaVision industry conference

1996 - AquaVision industry conference

Sharing best practice. We launch AquaVision, the biennial global aquaculture conference in Stavanger, Norway. We also introduce AminoBalance, which increases our feeds' protein value

1997 - Aquafeed technology

1997 - Aquafeed technology

Investing in the future. Our Feed Technology Plant (FTP) opens.

1998 - Asian expansion

1998 - Asian expansion

Furthering horizons. Skretting enters the Asian market with a joint-venture in Japan.

2001 - Omega-3 balance

2001 - Omega-3 balance

Replacing marine raw materials. LipoBalance is launched, ensuring exact omega-3 fatty acid content through precise fish and vegetable oil blends. We also introduce cold extrusion technology for starter diet production

2003 - Sustainability initiative

2003 - Sustainability initiative

United front. Skretting becomes the name of all Nutreco fish feed companies. We also launch Nutrace®, our dynamic company-wide system for ensuring quality and food safety.

2004 - Environmental outlook

2004 - Environmental outlook

Developing standards. We become an early participant in the WWF-initiated Aquaculture Dialogues

2005 - Full lifecycle products

2005 - Full lifecycle products

A healthy start in life. Skretting Marine Hatchery Feeds (MHF) is established.

2007 - Global leaders in aquafeed

2007 - Global leaders in aquafeed

Setting world records. We produce 1 million tonnes of salmon feed in 11 months. We also launch the ORI-GO live feed product range and unveil Protec, our industry-leading health diet

2008 - Long-term environmental commitment

2008 - Long-term environmental commitment

Long-term environmental commitment. We launch our SEA (Sustainable Economic Aquaculture) programme

2010 - Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp

2010 - Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp

Optimal nutrition. MicroBalance® is launched, providing alternative sources of micronutrients normally sourced from fishmeal. We also enter the shrimp feed market, establishing our first plant in Vietnam

2012 - Producing more with less

2012 - Producing more with less

Producing more with less. Premium, our high-energy concept, is launched to deliver higher growth and reduce feed conversion rates

2013 - Revolutionising hatcheries

2013 - Revolutionising hatcheries

Revolutionising hatcheries. We launch ORI-ONE (culture and enrichment product for rotifers) and PL (our first larval and post-larval diet for shrimp)

2013/2014 - Entering Africa

2013/2014 - Entering Africa

Entering Africa. Strategic acquisitions made in Egypt and Nigeria

2014 - Research and innovation in Asia

2014 - Research and innovation in Asia

Expanding east. Our Research Station in Hezhoubei, China, opens to specialise in shrimp and Asian fish. Globally, we produce 2 million tonnes of feed

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