Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), world leader in lighting, and ScaleAQ join forces in a global strategic partnership for sustainable aquaculture solutions.

The goal is to optimize feed conversion in the most efficient way possible and help solve the challenges the world faces when it comes to food supply. Together, the two companies will improve fish welfare, production and yield for fish farmers by providing solutions for optimal light spectrum, light distribution and control systems that enable fish farmers to adapt light conditions to their specific needs.

Optimal lighting provides better fish welfare, better feed conversion rates and lower maturation rate. It also protects the fish from salmon lice infestation. Signify offers Philips Aquaculture LED lighting products that ScaleAQ will resell with an initial focus on aquaculture products and cages. The partnership makes it possible to benefit from Signify’s 125 years of experience in innovation, technology and equipment related to lighting, and can deliver customized, future-proof and sustainable solutions to the aquaculture industry with a focus on quality, efficiency and service.

“The aquaculture industry is growing rapidly, and needs partnerships like this to meet the ever-increasing need for a local presence and support, while at the same time using R&D resources to develop solutions for the future. Our focus on adapted lighting science, IoT and computerized insight plays a key role in optimizing the agricultural and aquaculture companies of the future and creating customer solutions together with ScaleAQ that gives farmers solid growth platforms “, says Bill Bien, head of Signify’s business area for lighting for biological use.

“We are very pleased to enter into this collaboration with Signify on lighting systems for the aquaculture industry. As a global partner and advisor to the aquaculture industry, it is important for us to be able to offer a wide range of products, and Philips lighting will be an important contribution to this business on both sea and land. We also believe that the industry will benefit from the collaboration on service on the lighting. From now on, ScaleAQ will be able to service the Phillips lighting with customers from the company’s many offices around the world “, says Per Ivar Lund, Head of Business Development at ScaleAQ.

Combined with the knowledge and experience found among Signify’s experts in fish and technology, this collaboration will give Signify’s investment in further developing the service offering to global customers a significant boost and strengthen customer relationships. «Our products meet the very high demands placed on aquaculture with modern cages in terms of quality, durability and functionality. With this partnership, we can also strengthen the focus on gathering insight from customers to an even greater extent in order to constantly further develop the products we deliver to them “, says Bien.

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