Scottish aquaculture supply partner, Gael Force Group has revealed its plans to grow the business with a multi-million pound investment in research and development.
The Inverness-based firm is a manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technology, and services for the sustainable farming of healthy, nutritious salmon.
With more than 200 staff based in locations throughout Scotland, England and Canada, it also serves the commercial fishing and leisure marine markets.
The company, originally established in 1983 by Stewart Graham in Stornoway as a creel manufacturer, is looking to expand into global markets.
Several initiatives in the pipeline including technologically intelligent solutions required to tackle industry challenges to sustainable growth.
Among these projects is a multi-million pound aquaculture research and development investment to deliver improved fish health, reduced predation, and create a greener, more carbon friendly way of farming the seas.
It will reduce ‘egg to plate’ emissions while enabling on-farm circular economies.
Gael Force Group’s growth plans for the next decade rely on a substantial investment into its research and development looking into sustainability.
Its long-term strategy is expected to allow the group, which has achieved 20-25% growth year-on-year throughout its 37 year history, to continue with expansion into international markets, as well as to create new job opportunities locally.
Robert Foster, finance director of Gael Force Group said: “For almost 40 years, we have been driven to partner with our customers, whether it be the established salmon farmer or the hard-working local fishing community – so we know the importance of lasting, trusted relationships.”
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