Our history

ABOUT US

Our company history started with the purchase of the vessel Ovedia in the late 1940s and continued with the establishment of a fish processing plant at Lysnes in Senja. The company’s first expansion came in 1972 with the purchase of a new fish processing plant in Senjahopen, and the young son of Arvid and Olga Nergård, Ole-Arvid, was appointed managing director.

Ole-Arvid Nergård built up the company slowly but surely. By starting new companies, as well as acquiring companies involved in catching, processing and selling fish, the company grew from being a small fish processing plant in Senja into a major player in the Norwegian fishing industry.

Sadly, Ole-Arvid passed away in 2008 after becoming seriously ill in 2006. His family decided to sell their shares in Nergård AS. Following a long process, a new owner, Nergård Holding AS, bought all the shares in late 2010.

ABOUT US

Our company history started with the purchase of the vessel Ovedia in the late 1940s and continued with the establishment of a fish processing plant at Lysnes in Senja. The company’s first expansion came in 1972 with the purchase of a new fish processing plant in Senjahopen, and the young son of Arvid and Olga Nergård, Ole-Arvid, was appointed managing director.

Ole-Arvid Nergård built up the company slowly but surely. By starting new companies, as well as acquiring companies involved in catching, processing and selling fish, the company grew from being a small fish processing plant in Senja into a major player in the Norwegian fishing industry.

Sadly, Ole-Arvid passed away in 2008 after becoming seriously ill in 2006. His family decided to sell their shares in Nergård AS. Following a long process, a new owner, Nergård Holding AS, bought all the shares in late 2010.

2020
2020

Nergård Polar Kjøllefjord etablert ENG

2019
Capture-based aquaculture (live storage with feeding) of cod is established in Gryllefjord


2018

Nergård Fisk is established


2018

The Nergård Group purchases a 40% share of Berg Fiskeriselskap AS


2018

The Nergård Group purchases Aksel Hansen AS and Aksel Hansen Eiendom AS


2016

A new sales company, Nergård Seafood, is established


2016
Live storage of cod starts at Sørøya


2016

Nergård Polar Kjøllefjord is established and later sold to Polar Seafood

2015
2015

Åpning av ny hvitfisk fabrikk på Værøy ENG

2015
Acquisition of Lofottorsk

 

2015
Live storage of cod starts in Senjahopen

 

2015
Lorentzen Export becomes a subsidiary of the Nergård Group

 

2015
Building of a meal and oil factory at Måløy

 

2014
Building of a meal and oil factory at Måløy

 

2012
A new processing plant for whitefish opens at Værøy

2010
2010

Skaretfisk/Skjervøy Fiskeindustri AS blir datterselskap i Nergård ENG

2010
The Nergård Group ceases shrimp production and the processing plant in Senjahopen is leased out

 

2010
New processing plants for pelagic fish open at Værøy and Bø

 

2009
A property company is established in Senjahopen through our subsidiary Nergård Eiendom

 

2008
Nergård Havfiske is established and all the trawler companies merge into the group

 

2007
Purchase of the trawler Ole-Arvid Nergård

 

2007
Conclude the acquisition of Ytre Rolløya AS

 

2006
Skaretfisk/Skjervøy Fiskeindustri AS becomes a subsidiary of Nergård. Acquisition of Ytre Rolløya AS

2005
2005

Oppkjøp av Johan J. Helland AS ENG

2004
Acquisition of Mackzymal Bø and Skjervøy. Cooperation with Skaretfisk AS. Purchase of two trawlers

 

2003
Acquisition of Breivikbotn Fiskeindustri (later Nergård Sørøya)

 

2002
Nergård Sild is established

 

2001
A freezing plant is established in Senjahopen, Nergårdterminalen

 

2001
Purchase of Moskenes Fiskeindustri (later Nergård Moskenes) and purchase of Arne Mathisen AS (later Lofoten Viking)

 

2000/2001
Acquisition of Johan J. Helland AS, later merged with Nergård Sales

2000
2000

Salgsselskap etableres i Tromsø ENG

1999/2000
A new shrimp factory is built, Tromsø Reker

 

1999
Formal formation of the Nergård Group

 

1999
Purchase of three trawlers

 

1997
A herring factory is established in Senjahopen. Production of herring and capelin starts (Arvid Nergård Fiskeforretning)

 

1996
A sales company is established in Tromsø, Nergård Sales AS

1995
1995

Kjøp av rekefabrikk i Tromsø ENG

1992
First incremental purchase of the trawler company Harstad – Ytre Rolløya AS

 

1992
Purchase of Fjordgård Fiskeindustri AS – later Senja Canning, liquidated in 2011

 

1992
Purchase of Gryllefjord Fryseri – later Nergård Senja AS.

 

1991
Purchase of shrimp factory in Tromsø – Tromsø Reker AS, liquidated in 2008

1990
1990

Konsernets første tråler og kjøp av lakseoppdrett Mefjord Laks ENG

1987
Purchase of salmon farming company Mefjord Laks, establish Senja Sjøfarm – later sold to Salmar

 

1986
Purchase of the group’s first trawler

1985
1985

Etablering av rekefabrikk i Senjahopen ENG

Establish a shrimp factory in Senjahopen – Nergård Reker AS

1980
1980

Kjøp av Eilertsenbruket i Senjahopen ENG

Purchase of Eilertsenbruket in Senjahopen – establishment of Arvid Nergård AS

1972
1972

Kjøp av fiskebruk i Senjahopen ENG

Purchase of fish processing plant in Senjahopen (formerly Fredriksen Fiskeforretning)

1950
1950

Etablering av fiskebruk på Lysnesodden ENG

Establish a fish processing plant at Lysnesodden – Arvid Nergård Fiskeforretning

Contact details

Visiting address:
Strandtorget 3, 9008 Tromsø

Postal address:
PO Box 613, 9256 Tromsø, Norway

Phone:
+47 77 66 75 30/
+47 77 66 75 00

Coordinates:
69° 38′ 50.5248″ N,
18° 57′ 21.7368″ E
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NERGÅRD GROUP