In the spring of 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, thirteen individuals gathered a small fortune to start up an industrial venture in Reykjavík, to manufacture fishing nets, ropes and fishing long lines for the local fishing fleet. The founders named their new company HAMPIDJAN.
​Since then Hampidjan has become the world leader in producing developing and servicing quality fishing gear for trawlers and purse seiners. There are now 28 companies in the Hampidjan Group, servicing the world fishing fleets at 35 locations around the world, stretching all the way from Dutch Harbour in Alaska in the west and to Nelson in New Zealand in the east.  Two large central manufacturing facilities are located in Lithuania, producing ropes, netting and trawls.
Our brand names for fishing gear rank among the most widely acclaimed in the world’s fisheries, including the Swan Net, SNG, Cosmos, Vonin Capto, Gloria and Helix self-spreading pelagic trawls.
Over the last three decades, we have extended our market lead to the offshore and oil industry by developing new ground-breaking products and innovative solutions, with multiple variations of our DynIce high performance HMPE ropes, also in high demand for various commercial, leisure, yachting, mooring, military and rescue activities.

Hjörtur Erlendsson

“We aim to stay in the lead and strive to be the best. Our 85-year saga has shown us that these two objectives are closely related to product development as a common denominator. Product development is the essence of our being.”

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