All over the world, over 400 INVE Aquaculture employees help farms and hatcheries get the most out of their production cycle.
With local offices and field teams in 27 different countries, we are always by the side of customers with expert advice and cutting-edge solutions.
Domains of expertise
We specialize in providing state-of-the-art solutions in three main domains that are essential to aquaculture production: optimization of animal nutrition, careful management of animal health and rigorous control of the culture environment.
Our scientific background leads back to the University of Ghent in the 1980s. We put 30 years of innovation at the disposal of our customers.
Innovation has always played a key role in our company. Substantial resources are allocated every year to develop new specialty products and to further optimize our existing portfolio. To maintain our global image as prime innovators in aquaculture, we rely on a skilled team of more than 35 researchers and staff based in our Innovation headquarters in Belgium and in our 2 testing centers in Italy and Thailand.
Artemia Systems NV, started as a
Spin-Off from University Ghent,
was the first company to develop
and market certified Artemia cysts
Further investment in
next to own sourcing at the
Great Salt Lake since 1991
Intensified development of
an innovative animal health
Celebration of our
Integration of INVE Aquaculture
into Benchmark Holdings
At our facilities in Belgium, nutrition and health engineers specialized in Artemia, larval fish, larval shrimp, microbiology, immunology, aquatic diseases and diet processing technology are coordinating research projects using state-of-the-art analytical labs, small-scale test facilities and pilot-scale feed processing equipment.
INVE Aquaculture Research Center (IARC, formerly known as MRS) is our research and testing center for marine fish, located in Tuscany, Italy. It has capacity for running trials in replicate smaller tanks as well as in commercial-scale facilities. The team runs tests on new feed trials, optimized protocols and novel techniques for optimized live feed production (algae, rotifers, artemia). The aim is always to get results that can improve the production of commercial species.
INVE Tropical Aquaculture Research Center (ITARC, formerly known as SCRD) is our testing center in Asia, located South- East of Bangkok (Thailand). The site used to be a commercial shrimp hatchery and is now adjusted to facilitate shrimp (larvae) culture trials. Both centers are also used for demonstrations of our products and protocols to customers. We also have test facilities for ongrowing trials with shrimp and tilapia.
To ensure consistent product quality and total control over the production process, we operate fully owned production facilities in the USA, China and Thailand. Our largest production facility houses all process technologies required for manufacturing our specialized feed and health products. Through our relentless drive for improvement we can deliver the highest quality products at the best possible cost to our customers globally.
Although our distribution network is set up to directly serve all major aquaculture markets, we have deliberately chosen to build our biggest production facility in Phichit, Thailand to stay in touch with the major and fastest growing markets in aquaculture. The fact that we own and manage our own facilities guarantees complete control of the entire process and allows for a flawless quality control.
Just like in hatchery or farm operations, advanced knowhow and strict operational discipline are key to delivering a flawless product. Our processes are rigorously applied and monitored to guarantee food safety and compliance with all modern quality standards.
It is our ambition to be the preferred nutrition and health specialist for aquaculture businesses around the world. This means that we aim to make knowledge and economics meet. We provide high-tech, cost-effective products and tools that integrate the best of both practice and science. By translating scientific progress into practical tools and protocols, our expertise can add tangible value to any aquaculture business.
Aquaculture being a people’s business, a skilled and motivated workforce is key to our success. An advanced strategy management approach empowers our people to align their activities with the overall strategy and focus on it’s most important projects.