Expanding High-Tech Research Globally

AquaBioTech Group is  Maltese company pioneering an integrated approach for sustainable and healthy freshwater aquaculture. With 20 years of experience in the field, AquaBioTech Group is commercialising its high-tech research in more than 50 countries and developing on-site large-scale projects across the globe. We talked to the CEO, Shane Hunter, about the company’s internationalisation strategy, its remarkable industrial and scientific achievements and their plans for the future.


1. You have expanded across the globe. Which market was the hardest to crack and where are you headed for next?

The AquaBioTech Group is present in most major aquaculture markets globally. Over the past twenty years we have delivered projects and services in more than 57 countries. In 2018, our company was nominated as the national winner for Malta at the European Business Awards for its successful track-record in doing business internationally.

Perhaps the most challenging market for us to crack so far has been the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It took years and a lot of effort to establish ourselves, as the aquaculture market there was in its very early stages. Today, we are a recognised brand in the UAE and we are proud to be delivering the largest aquaculture infrastructure project in the region that will be a catalyst for future developments in the sector and a great legacy for our company. In 2017, we received the Middle East Aquaculture Innovation Award for our work on this project.

We are continuously expanding in new and emerging markets. Some of our most recent ventures include China, Mexico, Kenya and Uganda. We are currently conducting new business development activities in over 15 other markets.

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