With a solid background in the fishing industry, Icelandic companies have become global leaders in the advancement of processing systems, cooling technology and fishing equipment, as well as fish detection instruments, logistics and IT solutions.
Through research and collaboration, innovative minds have also created new and exciting opportunities beyond the fishing industry. What was once considered waste is now the source of rapid innovation in health care products, biochemistry, food supplements, and other fields of technology.
Rapid advances in Icelandic fisheries have been accompanied by the development of manufacturing and service industries that draw on a long experience of the practical needs of fishing and fish- processing operations. The fishing fleet is equipped with advanced technology and the same is true for the processing facilities on land. Among the leading fields are software products, electronic and digital equipment such as scales for on-board, as well as land-based weighing and process control, and graders for landed or even live fish. A wide selection of tubs, boxes and packaging for handling storage and retailing of fresh and frozen products are made in Iceland, as well as trawl nets, trawl doors and fishing boats, safety equipment and protective clothing. Icelandic manufacturers have designed and installed many processing plants around the world for companies ranging from vessel owners to industrial food processors.