Salmofood was born in 1995 with the purpose of supplying the salmon industry with first quality feed, from its plant located 15 kilometers from Castro, Isla Grande of Chiloé.
With an initial staff of 60 workers and a single process line, the company quickly began to position itself among the most important in the country. In 2012, it became part of Alicorp, a Peruvian company with a quarter of a century of experience in the aquaculture industry.
Since its creation in 1995, the quality jobs that Salmofood makes available in the Los Lagos region grew over 400%, currently reaching more than 300 positions.
Today, the company has one of the most modern fish feed production plants in the world, with a capacity of 240,000 tons of feed per year in four process lines.
Salmofood creates value for its customers with sustainable nutritional solutions supported by market knowledge, innovation, technical support and high-quality standards.
Almost 25 years ago, it began to produce freshwater diets – fish from ova to 100 grams, approximately; seawater diets – destined for fish from 100 grams to 5 kilos, approximately-; and medicated diets.
Today, the company has developed different diet strategies. Within fresh water, for example, recirculating fresh water is now located.
In seawater, meanwhile, the range is much wider. To the multi-species diets –Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Pacific Salmon-, specific diets are added for these, which in turn are divided into high and medium energy.
In addition, functional diets and nutritional supplements are produced.
With a production of 850 thousand tons of Trout, Atlantic Salmon and Pacific Salmon species, which add up to more than US $ 5 billion in shipments abroad, this industry is the second most relevant within the Chilean export matrix.
Within it, a central element is the salmon feed subsector, which currently produces some 1,250,000 tons per year to cover 100% of the demand with local production, 15% of which corresponds to Salmofood. This is a relevant element, since thanks to the high dynamism of this industry, the country has not imported salmon feed in the last decade.
The relevance of the contribution of the production of fish feed lies in the fact that this input represents 60% of the total cost of salmon production, so year after year, this subsector must surpass itself to enable Chilean salmon farming to continue being highly competitive in international markets.
To achieve the above and project a salmon industry with feed produced 100% in Chile, Salmofood invests more than a million dollars a year in research, development and technical assistance for customers using feed. All this, is in the search for rise as a world reference in nutritional solutions for aquaculture.