Havida from Norway and GroAqua -with operations in Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, and Poland-, two technology companies specializing in aquaculture feeding and sustainable fish growth, announced their merge. This strategic alliance has the goal of strength their positions in the international market by providing innovative technological solutions for sustainable fish growth.
Tomas Sund, CEO of Havida, an innovative aquaculture technology company that holds a strong market position in North and Central Norway, commented: “At GroAqua, we’ve met a strong and positive team with deep commitment to their high-quality work. They really share our vision. Partnering with GroAqua will help boost our growth, driven by an ambitious expansion strategy in the Norwegian market and will create job opportunities along the coastline.”
For his part, Suni Justinussen, CEO of GroAqua, assured: “We are excited to welcome the skilled team from Havida. Our highly qualified personnel across Norway, Scotland, Poland, Denmark, and the Faroe Islands are committed to deliver unparallel service to our clients in these regions. With our broad product portfolio and production capacity, we have positioned ourselves firmly in the international market.”
Complementing each other
Havida and GroAqua complement each other in terms of products, culture and ambitions and will drive industry-wide innovation. The merged entity will deliver a broad set of products and services, ranging from simple solutions to extensive projects, complete with installation and after-sales service.
“Over the past 52 years, GroAqua has been a key contributor to fish farming growth in the North Atlantic region. The company is well established internationally with operations in Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, and Poland.”
GroAqua specializes in facilitating sustainable fish growth by remotely monitoring and controlling the feeding and breeding process – both in seawater and freshwater.
“The management of Havida will become shareholders in GroAqua along with the remaining leadership of GroAqua and the industrial holding company P/F Tjaldur,” they assured in a press release.
While GroAqua specializes in facilitating sustainable fish growth by remotely monitoring and controlling the feeding and breeding process – both in seawater and freshwater, from Havida they assure their aim is to “be the preferred partner when technology meets the blue economy. We will achieve this by continuing to focus on producing and developing our products with respect for nature and the ocean,” as said Operations Director Maya Sund.
With a strong, broad and varied portfolio of expertise, Havida has specialized in several disciplines – all focused on the aquaculture sector. Developing and producing the aquaculture technology of the future demands relevant local expertise at a high level.
Havida’s own professionals take care of all production, delivery and assembly. This guarantees quality at all levels of the process, providing peace of mind for our customers. “The key to a good end product lies in understanding how it is used. This is why our products are created, tested and approved by aquaculture technicians working at the cages,” they said.
“Havida is strategically located in Brønnøysund at 65 degrees north, midway along Norway’s coastline. The harbor town has been a safe haven for seafarers over the centuries. Fuelled by dreams, hopes and high ambitions, a small garage business in Brønnøysund has developed into a thriving force in the exciting and innovative world of blue tech.”
GroAqua, for its part, specializes in facilitating sustainable fish growth by remotely monitoring and controlling the feeding and breeding process in seawater and freshwater.
“As our business grows, so does our focus on sustainability. Our main purpose is to support the aquaculture sector by developing solutions which contribute towards a net-positive impact on the ocean. Our ambitions extend beyond that though – these are focused on three areas: the climate, nature and the community,” they assure.