The early years

Konrad Sekkingstad started with fishing boats and trading lobster and wild salmon bought from local fishermen. Soon he expanded and built a lobster park and a freezing house for salmon to meet season requirements.

The next generation takes over

Working from dawn to dusk he gradually built up his business. His sons, Magne, Olav and John were also involved in the business. In 1954 Konrad got ill. He had cancer and died late the same year, only 55 years old. At this stage the company had grown from being a local processor and sales company to also do import and export of seafood. When Konrad died Magne, at the age of 26 took over as manager of the company.

The start of a new era

Through the next decades the company expanded the business into fisheries, canning and other activities. In the 1960’s fish farming was at pioneering stage in Norway. Sekkingstad started farming rainbow trout and later salmon. This was the start of a new era.

Sekkingstad today

Based on the existing business with wild salmon, it did not take long before Magne took a leading role also with farmed salmon and salmon trout. The farm was sold in the late 1990s to focus on processing and trading salmon.

In 1993 Magne decided to retire and his sons Konrad, Dag and Bård took over. Further developments, expansions and acquisitions were made and today Sekkingstad is one of the world leading independent salmon processing and trading companies. Still curious to learn and s new things.

In Sekkingstad we like to say, “We are old, but fit as fiddle!”

Timeline

1923

Sekkingstad was founded

1953

Import and export of seafood starts

1968

Farming of salmon trout starts

1972

Orkney Seafoods acquired

1988

“Fresher than fresh” launched in the US

1989

H112 acquired

1999

Salmon Exporter of the Year Award

2001

and Biorefining (Biomega) at H112 starts

2009

Turnover exceeds 1 billion NOK

2011

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2013

Hav Line project starts

2014

Plot acquired at Hirtshals harbour

2015

Skagerak Salmon acquired

2018

Norwegian Gannet was baptized

2019

Skagerak processing established

2020

Special landing facility added at H112

2021

FVAP production starts

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