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Monday, October 4, 2021 

Fish farming equipment supplier LiftUP has been acquired by Alfa Laval and will become part of Alfa Laval's pump manufacturer Framo, strengthening the companys focus within sustainable aquaculture.

LiftUP, which is involved in sludge collection from open cages and a patented dead fish system, is considered to help develop an attractive aquaculture product portfolio, creating a sustainable growth platform for the future. LiftUP will gain access to Framo’s pumps and Alfa Laval’s separation technology.

Located outside Bergen on the west coast of Norway, LiftUP manufactures, sells, and installs pumps and cleaning equipment for removal of dead fish, waste, and sludge from open cages. LiftUP has gained a solid position within the aquaculture industry, which is increasingly focusing on sustainable salmon production.

Framo has already developed its Aquastream system to improve oxygen levels and temperature inside closed and semi-closed facilities, contributing to increased growth as well as reducing or eliminating problems connected with sea lice, diseases and algae. The addition of LiftUP's technology is expected to add to AquaStream's sustainable credentials.

Oddbjørn Jacobsen, director, Framo Innovation, said: "Framo aims to be the leading supplier of systems meeting current and future aquaculture industry challenges. Through close collaboration with fish farmers, the products and systems we have developed for both open and closed facilities have been very well received by the industry. With LiftUP on our team we now have access to leading technology that is perfectly suitable for our focus within sustainable aquaculture."

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