Benchmark celebrates 20 years
Benchmark, the aquaculture biotechnology company, today celebrates its 20th birthday. The Company was created two decades ago as the product of a common vision – to make animal food production more sustainable.
The Company’s founders were concerned with big issues facing animal food production including antimicrobial resistance, animal health and welfare, environmental impact and food safety. So, in 2000 Benchmark was set up and work began.
It soon became evident that aquaculture was one of the most resource-efficient ways of producing animal protein, and this was an opportunity for Benchmark to help to shape a sustainable future of an emerging industry.
Fast forward twenty years, Benchmark operates three core aquaculture business areas — genetics, health and advanced nutrition, in more than twenty countries and employs over 800 people.
Commenting on the anniversary, CEO Trond Williksen says, “The development of Benchmark has truly been an exceptional journey. Over the years many things have changed, what has not changed is our mission, it remains the same – to drive sustainability in aquaculture”.
“Aquaculture is an industry for the future that will need to develop in a sustainable way. The next decade is going to be an exciting one for Benchmark as we realise our potential and support our partners to benefit from more holistic solutions to their challenges as farmers.”
“Today we celebrate and say thank you to our colleagues, customers and partners for your shared belief in our vision, and supporting us over the last two decades. We look forward to the next 20!” Williksen concludes.