Pentair Aquatic closes Vaki Aquaculture Systems acquisitionStaff Writer | November 8, 2016
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has now acquired Vaki Aquaculture Systems, an aquaculture equipment manufacturer based in Kópavogur, Iceland.
Acquisition The design and manufacture of fish handling
The addition of Vaki is expected to strengthen Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems’ business by broadening its range of systems, products and services in the growing aquaculture market space.
Vaki is focused on the design and manufacture of fish handling, counting and grading solutions for a variety of aquaculture applications.
Vaki also develops and offers cutting-edge technology for biomass estimation in aquaculture systems; providing users with accurate information to maximize operational efficiencies, facilitate resource planning and optimise decision-making.
Vaki products have widespread global adoption, with use in more than 50 countries.
“As the aquaculture industry continues to experience rapid growth, the addition of Vaki Aquaculture Systems complements our ability to meet the increasing market demand for advanced solutions, technology and equipment. Vaki also helps to strengthen our position as a comprehensive single source provider,” said Karl Frykman, President of Pentair’s Aquatic Systems Business Unit. ■