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The international fisheries and related processing industry increasingly require customised solutions. Therefore, Danish suppliers are proactive in their approach to new industry demands. Danish companies are very attentive to customer needs, innovative and focused on developing the right products in close collaboration with customers and other industry partners, states Martin Winkel, Head of Danish Export – Fish Tech, organizer of Pavilion of Denmark at DanFish International.

The global fishing industry is developing at an incredible pace, and 9-11 October Denmark will be the centre of the world’s fishing industry elite when DanFish International takes place and visitors from more than 50 countries are gathering in Aalborg.

Cooperation among the Danish companies and customised solutions to the fisheries and related processing industry put Danish suppliers at the very forefront when international stakeholders, buyers and stakeholders visit DanFish International.

Customization improves the product

The Danish company NTF-Aalborg, who produces stainless steel solutions made by wire and round steel to among others the fishing industry, are often contacted by existing or new potential customers because they offer customized solutions:

“We produce all from single units to several 1000 pieces of a particular item. It depends on our customers’ needs. The customers invest in optimal use of their production equipment, which makes the design of the product a priority over price,” says Jørgen Ravn, Key Account Director and co-owner of NTF-Aalborg.

Similarly, the Danish company, IRON Pump A/S, who produces water pumps and Ellehammer ejectors for fishing and marine applications, develops products to individual customer needs:

“Our ejectors and pumps are customized to fit our customers’ specific needs and applications. I.e. for the fishing industry, we took on the task and developed a new stainless-steel ejector for a specific customer as part of a solution that optimizes the use of raw materials onboard,” says Kenneth Jensen, Product Specialist at IRON Pump A/S

Cross-industry cooperation

According to Martin Winkel, Head of Danish Export – Fish Tech, innovative product development and collaboration are key, when Danish companies export products all over the world:

“This applies both to the cooperation with the customers, but also across the industry. If an individual supplier cannot provide the full solution, Danish suppliers to the fisheries and related processing industry are proactive in joining competencies in order to meet the customers’ challenges.” In that regard, Jørgen Ravn from NTF adds:

“My Swedish industry colleague tells us that it is difficult to compete with Danish companies because we collaborate in so many ways within the industry. It makes it challenging to others to be on track with Danish suppliers when we help each other with the right solutions and support each other through export networks.”

More than 90 Danish companies at ‘Pavilion of Denmark’

More than 90 companies form the Danish joint stand ‘Pavilion of Denmark’ at DanFish International. ‘Pavilion of Denmark’ is in Hall D covering booth 800-892, where NTF-Aalborg and IRON Pump are also exhibiting.

“DanFish is one of the world’s most important exhibitions for equipment to the global fishing industry and a unique opportunity to learn more about Danish competencies,” concludes Martin Winkel.

Danish Export – Fish Tech is the largest Danish network of suppliers to the global fisheries, aquaculture and fish processing industries. Close to 100 companies are members of the network, which is part of the Danish Export Association.

The Danish exhibitors this year are as follows:

D800      Ellehammer – A Part of IRON Pump A/S

D801      BEWi Styropack

D801      BEWiSynbra Circular

D803      HG159 Johs. Hejlesen

D804      Korsør Propeller A/S

D804      ME Production A/S

D805      We-Tech ApS

D806      DK Transportbånd ApS

D807      K.M. Fish Machinery A/S

D808      BDO ScanRevision, Hirtshals

D808      BHJ Coating

D808      Duusgaard Coating ApS

D808      Fiskeauktion Nord Hirtshals

D808      Fiskernes Fiskesortering

D808      Hirtshals El-Motorservice ApS

D808      Hirtshals Fiskeriforening

D808      Hirtshals Fiskeriudvikling

D808      Hirtshals Havn

D808      Hirtshals Marineolie

D808      Hirtshals Sejlmageri

D808      Hirtshals Service Group

D808      Hirtshals Yard A/S

D808      Hjørring Erhvervscenter

D808      Hjørring Kommune

D808      HSI – Hirtshals Skibs- og Industriservice

D808      Jyske Bank, Hirtshals

D808      Kølemadsen A/S

D808      Marine El

D808      MarineShaft A/S

D808      Rent Miljø Sapolux ApS

D808      SeaMech A/S, Hirtshals

D808      Spar Nord A/S, Hirtshals

D808      Sparekassen Vendsyssel, Hirtshals

D808      Vestkajens Maskinværksted A/S

D808      Weesgaard Mechanical Support

D809      GreenOil Standard ApS


D811      ScanBelt A/S

D812      IRAS A/S

D814      Danish Export Association – Fish Tech

D816      Thyborøn Havn

D818      Hagland Shipbrokers

D820      Hydra-Teknik ApS

D822      Thyborøn Skibs & Motor A/S

D826      HM Service

D827      Vestjysk Bank, Hvide Sande

D827      Vestjysk Bank, Thyborøn

D828      Vest-El A/S

D830      Thyborøn Skibssmedie A/S, Thyborøn Trawldoor

D832      TripleNine Danmark

D834      Nordsøtrawl A/S

D836      Kynde & Tofts Smede- Og Maskinværksted

D838      Dansk Puljefiskeri

D838      Danske Fiskeauktioner A/S


D838      Sydvestjysk Fiskeriforening

D838      Thorsminde Havn

D838      Thyborøn Havns Fiskeriforening

D840      Ocean Marine & Fishing Gear A/S

D842      System Cleaners A/S

D844      DAN-FENDER (dan hill plast a/s)

D846      Daconet

D846      Frydendahl Fiskenet

D846      Hau Nylon


D846      Ørbech en gros

D848      Danish Ice & Hydraulics, Hvide Sande Skibssmedie

D848      KROMA A/S

D849      Johnson Controls Denmark ApS

D850      Besrad ApS

D852      A/S Scan

D854      Vestværftet

D856      Hvide Sande Havn

D856      Hvide Sande Service Group

D860      DESMI A/S

D862      SeaMech A/S, Skagen

D863      Serviceteam Skagen

D864      Karstensens Skibsværft A/S

D865      FF Skagen

D865      Scandic Pelagic A/S

D866      Skagen Havn

D867      MAN Energy Solutions

D868      e-l-m Kragelund A/S

D869      C.C. Jensen A/S

D869      C.C. Jensen Window A/S / Scanwipers

D870      SCANFI ApS

D872      NTF-Aalborg A/S

D874      Hundested Propeller A/S

D876      Brdr. Markussens Metalvarefabrik/The Blueline

D878      DSI Freezing Solutions A/S


D882      Randers Reb International A/S

D884      Cosmos Trawl A/S

D886      Blue Water Shipping A/S

D888      Ammeraal Beltech Modular A/S

D890      Atlantic Shipping A/S

D892      COLUMBUS trading A/S

D892      Henrik Fogh Aps