How it all started

The history of our company

1899

1899

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

1960

1960

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

1983

1983

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

1989

1989

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

1993

1993

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

1994

1994

Proud parent. Our owner Nutreco is founded.

1996

1996

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

1997

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

1998

1998

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

2001

2001

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

2003

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

2004

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

2005

2005

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

2007

2007

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

2008

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

2010

2010

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

2012

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

2013

2013

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

2013/2014

Entering Africa. Strategic acquisitions made in Egypt and Nigeria

2014

2014

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