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BM Animal Nutrition: 1 December 2011
Behn Meyer Animal Nutrition inaugurates Research Center in Vietnam
Two years ago, the Behn Meyer Group of Companies moved to the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park and opened its own office and warehouse buildings. It was decided that time that the company would also build a Research and Development facility on the same premises.

In time for the second birthday, Behn Meyer Vietnam presented itself with the most important gift: The completion of its own R&D facility. On November 18, 2011, exactly 2 years after the Grand Opening of the Behn Meyer office, one of the principal shareholders of the Behn Meyer Group, Mr. Peter J. Schoenberg cut the ribbon to formally inaugurate the new Research and Development center. 

The R&D building spans more than 260 sqm and comprises of a central lab, a wet lab, lab office, and two lab rooms for further expansion. The central lab is outfitted with state-of-the-art analytical equipment and will be responsible for Behn Meyer’s enzyme analysis. Trained by Behn Meyer’s R&D staff from Thailand, our lab technicians will perform regular phytase and Hemicell analyses from customers’ feed samples. The central lab also houses water treatment and biological analysis applications. 

The second centerpiece of the R&D facility is the wet lab. Equipped with two separate recirculation systems, the wet lab will conduct feeding studies with freshwater fish like Tilapia and Pangasius. The first system consists of 24 tanks of each 200 liters. This system will be able to do well replicated studies with juvenile fish. The second system employs 12 tanks of each 500 liters and will be used to do trials with bigger fish. A shaded outside area houses 1mt and 2mt tanks to simulate grow-out trials and to condition incoming fish prior to the experiments. The addition of tanks for shrimp studies is already planned.

The decision to build this wet lab in Vietnam is proof of Behn Meyer Aquaculture’s commitment to the industry in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia. We look forward to conduct experiments together with our customers and to address important questions about nutrition and growth of all farmed species. 

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