About us

It all started when the five founders of Vónin, who were all trawlermen, were mending their trawl on the quay. Their work was of such a high standard that soon they were asked to mend the trawls of other vessels and ship owners. In 1969 this work was organised into a proper trawl factory and Vónin was established.

Today, Vónin is among the largest trawl producers in the North Atlantic, with branches in Faroe Islands, Greenland and Canada. As we have always done, all trials and production are undertaken in close co-operation with the fishing industry so that the ideas and advice coming from the industry can be considered and then tried out in our test tank. This enables us to develop our existing, as well as new products by incorporating years of experience and knowledge - and not just by research or by expensive fishing trials.

By working with the fishing industry we have attained a high level of product quality and we are proud of our achievements. The long life and low cost of our products make trawls from Vónin the best investment choice.

There has been a steady increase of customers, both from the Faroe Islands and abroad, and Vónin has products and services for trawlers and purse seiners of every type as well as for the fishfarming industry.

In addition to making trawls and nets. Vónin also offers know-how in technical and practical matters. The demands on the fishing gear increase along with the development of instruments on the bridge and this inturn places new demands on how the fishing gear is handled to earn as much return as possible on the investment. When tests are carried out on new designs, the captain of the trawler, for which the design has been created, is almost always present.

The staff involved in the development of our products are themselves experianced trawl and net fishermen and this enables us to talk the same language as our customers.

P.O. Box 19
Bakkavegur 22
Faroe Islands
Tel +298 474 200
Fax +298 474 201

P.O. Box 779
Aqqusinersuaq B2815
Tel +299 323 231
Fax +299 325 758 

P.O. Box 89
Canada A0A 3J0
Tel +1 709 786 4673
Fax +1 709 786 4674

Sildevej 24
DK-9970 Strandby
Tel +45 9848 1300
Fax +45 9848 0700

Strandveien 68
NO-9300 Finnsnes
Tel +47 700 800 00
Fax +47 700 800 01