VINH LONG, VIETNAM — De Heus Vietnam recently held a grand opening for its shrimp feed mill in Vinh Long province, underscoring the company’s goal to be a major aquafeed producer that encompasses both seawater and freshwater aquaculture.

The De Heus Vinh Long Shrimp Feed Mill in the Co Chien Industrial Zone spans 29,300 square meters with an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes, featuring five production lines exclusively dedicated to shrimp feed products.

“We strongly believe in the growing demand for shrimp,” said Co de Heus, chief executive officer of the Netherlands-based Royal De Heus Group. “To support shrimp farmers, we provide high-quality feed, knowledge transfer and access to markets. We acknowledge challenges like climate change and disease outbreaks. Therefore, we are committed to sustainable practices and environmental protection through innovative technologies for the future of Vietnamese shrimp aquaculture.”

Guests at the grand opening, including customers, partners and local leaders, were invited inside the feed mill for a tour to see firsthand how high-quality shrimp feeds are produced. Leveraging cutting-edge technology imported from Europe, the entire production process adheres rigorously to international quality standards such as ISO 22000, BAP, and GLOBAL G.A.P.

“We are pleased that we are able to welcome key stakeholders in the Vietnamese and global shrimp industry here today,” said Johan van den Ban, general director of De Heus Vietnam. “With this investment, we are again showing the aquaculture market in general and the shrimp industry specifically that we are here to stay. Together with our partners upstream and downstream in the value chain, we are ready to further develop the shrimp industry in Vietnam with independent shrimp producers in a sustainable manner. Healthier shrimps, greener farms and sustainable profits for all stakeholders.”

H.E. Daniel Stork, consul general of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City, praised the new shrimp feed mill as a boost for the local economy and aquaculture industry.

“By providing top-notch feed products, it’s going to help shrimp farmers, improve yields and ensure food security for the community,” he said. “It’s a big step forward for sustainable development and economic growth in Vinh Long and beyond.”

De Heus has increased its presence in Vietnam in recent years. In September 2023, De Heus opened a new aquafeed mill dedicated to the production of pangasius feed with an annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes in Can Tho province. 

In 2021, De Heus Vietnam signed an agreement with Masan in which De Heus obtained control of 100% of the feed-related business of MNS Feed. The acquisition included 13 animal feed mills and one premix plant, with a total combined production capacity of nearly 4 million tonnes, which strengthened De Heus’ position in Southeast Asia’s largest animal feed market.