Aker BioMarine ASA announces that as of March 1, 2011 Aker BioMarine Antarctic US will assume responsibility for all customer service and product fulfillment in North America. The company has previously worked with an ingredient distributor in North America for its Superba(TM) Krill products and has now opened North American operations to distribute its goods directly.
"We've been extremely pleased with the growth of our Superba Krill Oil ingredients in North America," states Matts Johansen, Executive Vice President, Aker BioMarine AS, "However, our customers have expressed a desire to work directly with our organization for product deliveries as well as brand marketing support. By bringing product distribution activities in house, our North American company will be handling all aspects of customer service which we believe can more fully meet our customers' needs."
Aker BioMarine's Superba(TM) Krill is the leading krill product in the North American dietary supplement market. Aker BioMarine is committed to developing products and solutions to meet consumer needs and is confident that brand development and expansion will be more fully supported by this streamlined operational setup. The company believes direct interaction with its customers will be an asset in new product development.
Questions regarding this transition and any Aker BioMarine Antarcic US business should be directed to Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, Inc. at [email protected].
Aker BioMarine is the only krill ingredient marketer that is primary in its supply. Aker's proprietary Eco-Harvesting(TM) technology and on-board processing result in the unique composition of Superba(TM) Krill Oil and provide full traceability from sea to shelf. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has granted MSC Certification to Aker's fisheries, an exclusive distinction that no other krill fishery has earned.
As part of an established commitment to substantiating krill's health benefits, Aker BioMarine continues to sponsor in vitro, in vivo, and human clinical trials with phospholipid EPA & DHA from krill oil, consistently demonstrating a higher uptake of phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids, improved blood lipid profiles, and increased uptake of DHA in brain tissue compared to other omega-3 fatty acid sources.
About SuperbaTM Krill Oil
SuperbaTM Krill Oil is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of SuperbaTM Krill Oil is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo, and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of SuperbaTM Krill Oil.
About Aker BioMarine(TM)
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvesting of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through an optimized value chain from raw materials to customers. Aker BioMarine's SuperbaTM Krill products are provided with 100% traceability from the Antarctic seas to the end user. Aker BioMarine is the only krill fishery awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification.