May 14, 2018

Ocean Harvest Technology appoint Barentz Animal Nutrition as distributor for OceanFeed products in Europe

Ocean Harvest Technology Limited of Ireland, the technology and manufacturing company responsible for the OceanFeed™ brand of proprietary blended seaweed products, and Barentz International, a leading  provider in the animal nutrition industry, headquartered in the Netherlands, announce today that they have reached agreement for Barentz Animal Nutrition to formally act as a distributor for OceanFeed™ in much of Europe.

The proprietary formulae of the OceanFeed™ branded products combine multiple species of brown, green and red macroalgae (seaweed) specially selected for their bioactive benefits including intestinal health balance, nutrient uptake and partial replacement of other feed ingredients. OceanFeed™ sustainable and natural products have been shown to improve feed intake, increasing performance, weight gain, and fertility in livestock while allowing producers to reduce or remove antibiotic growth promotors. Next to this, OceanFeed™ products added in pet food for companion animals, have been proven to increase energy levels and stamina, as well as making the fur more shiny and soft, mainly as a result of the natural minerals in the seaweed.

Ocean Harvest Technology will partner with Barentz Animal Nutrition, who have been serving customers in the feed industry for over 60 years, to deliver blended macroalgal products for the Swine, Bovine, Petfood and other segments. The two companies will work together in various geographies including Germany, Italy, UK, Ireland, and Spain to improve animal health and nutrition to help serve customer needs.

Graham Ellis, CEO of Ocean Harvest Technology said: “Ocean Harvest Technology’s products have been gaining traction in the US and Europe, particularly in the Swine and Bovine segments. The addition of Barentz to represent us as a partner in certain critical European markets will allow even more producers to benefit from these innovative feed ingredients.”

Tim Lemeer, Managing Director of Barentz Animal Nutrition said: “We are very excited to be able to offer our clients the natural sea weed blends from the Oceanfeed™ product range, with all the positive effects it brings to animal health. We strongly believe in these sustainable and innovative solutions, and are convinced that our cooperation with Ocean Harvest Technology will be a great contributor to the continued growth of our business.

For more information please contact:
Marcel Hölscher, Global Head of Marketing & Communication
marcel.holscher@barentz.com +31 (0)23 567 34 56
Saturnusstraat 15, 2132 HB Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

About Ocean Harvest Technology
Ocean Harvest Technology is the innovation leader in the provision of macro-algae blends for the animal nutrition industry. The feed ingredients are formulated by Ocean Harvest Technology in Vietnam and Ireland and offer many benefits for production and companion animals, helping them to perform better in a natural way and dramatically reducing the need for antibiotics and other synthetic feed ingredients. For more information visit www.oceanharvesttechnology.com.

About Barentz
Barentz is a global specialty ingredients distributor for the human nutrition, pharmaceutical, personal care and animal nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients and additives for products to small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) and large customers globally. The Group sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing) from its state-of-the-art production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and Asia, and a growing presence in North America and Latin America. Today, the Group employs circa 1,100 people worldwide, sources ingredients from more than 1,000 suppliers and serves more than 15,000 customers. For more information, please visit: www.barentz.com.