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Hampiðjan celebrates 90th anniversary!


In 1934 Guðmundur S. Guðmundsson, engineer and foreman at engineering company Héðinn, took the initiative and brought together a dozen individuals to establish a company to manufacture twine and netting from hemp fibres. The primary reason for this was a shortage of materials for fishing gears.

Cosmos Trawl builds new netloft in Skagen


Cosmos Trawl is set to bolster its operations with the introduction of a new netloft facility in Denmark.

Hampidjan Group participates in Circularity Project nominated for Aquaculture Awards


Hampidjan Group, with all its subsidiaries, is a key participant in a project on circular product design that has achieved recognition as it is being named a finalist in the Aquaculture Awards 2024.

New Hákon to have controllable Thyborøn trawl doors


An order has been confirmed for a pair of fully controllable doors from Thyborøn for fishing company Gjögur, which operates pelagic vessel Hákon ThH-250.

Hampiðjan TorNet moves into new net loft in Las Palmas


Hampiðjan’s Spanish subsidiary, TorNet, is moving its activities to new premises in the port area of Las Palmas.

Positive participation in Hampiðjan’s flume tank session in Hirtshals


Hampiðjan’s annual flume tank trip to Hirtshals in Denmark took place at the end of November.

Ólöf Snæhólm Baldursdottir, Hampidjan’s New Communications Manager


Hampidjan has appointed Ólöf Snæhólm Baldursdóttir as the company’s new communications and marketing manager. One of 63 applicants for the post, Ólöf has already made a start in her new role.

Hampiðjan strengthens their ESG efforts by bringing on board ESG Director


Environmental, social, and governance considerations (ESG) has become increasingly important in the business and investment landscape. As a leading industry actor, Hampiðjan Group wishes to take a proactive role in fulfilling the company’s responsibilities to both people and the planet, as well as providing the tools and knowledge necessary for their customers to deliver on their ESG targets. The company has therefore decided to strengthen their ESG initiatives by bringing on board an ESG Director who will shape the company’s sustainability strategies and business practices.

Hampiðjan’s tank trip preparations in progress


Hampiðjan is preparing a session at the flume tank in Hirtshals in Denmark, taking place 28th November to 2nd December, during which a variety of fishing gears will be demonstrated and tested.

Hampiðjan‘s share offering


Reykjavík, Iceland, 24 May 2023 – Hampiðjan (the „Company“), a world leader in developing and servicing products for the fisheries, aquaculture and offshore industries, has published a Prospectus in relation to a public offering and listing on the Regulated Market of Nasdaq Iceland.

Business Award


Hampiðjan and CEO Hjörtur Erlendsson yesterday received the business award from trade publications Frjáls Verslun and Viðskiptablaðið

Great to be back at the flume tank after a long break


After a break of two years due to the Covid pandemic, it has at last been possible to reinstate Hampiðjan’s annual session at the flume tank in Hirtshals that took place at the beginning of this month.

Hampiðjan’s flume tank session in Hirtshals  Presenting new technology and sharing opinions


Hampiðjan’s flume tank sessions in Hirtshals, testing and demonstrating different fishing gears, are a tradition that has grown over the last few decades.

Trawl gear becomes BMW electric car components


Recycled trawl gear used in electric car production

New sales talent joins Hampiðjan


The latest recruit to the Hampiðjan team is Hróðmar Ingi Sigurðsson. His role will be to concentrate on sales of trawl doors and warps, as well as general fishing gear and related items.

Hampiðjan – business with Russia


Hampiðjan wholeheartedly condemns the Russian aggression in Ukraine and its ongoing action in the invasion of a democratic sovereign state.

Guðmundur Gunnarsson decorated with the Order of the Falcon


Guðmundur Gunnarsson, formerly Head of Development at Hampiðjan, has been decorated by President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with the Order of the Falcon at a ceremony held at the Presidential residence of Bessastaðir, which took place today, 17th June 2022, Iceland’s National Day.

Starring role at IceFish awards


Hampiðjan played a central role at the industry awards, a key part of the IceFish exhibition which took place last week in Kópavogur.

Putting the emphasis on Dynice Optical Data netsounder cable


‘Exhibitions in general, and not least the event taking place here in Iceland, are highly important for Hampiðjan as meeting points, strengthening links with existing customers and establishing contact with new ones.

The Gulltoppur groundfish trawl


Hampiðjan’s Gulltoppur groundfish trawl is the result of extensive underwater research and development on board trawlers in Iceland that during the 1980s used 105-foot Mars and 90-foot Vestfirðingur trawls.

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