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 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