Hampiðjan’s Spanish subsidiary, TorNet, is moving its activities to new premises in the port area of Las Palmas.
The new building is roughly the same size as the company has been in since 2010, at 1700 m². It is a more suitable building for the company’s activities, with everything in a single production hall instead of the previous two adjacent spaces, and this enables significant economies to be made in terms of having stock and gear production in the same building. It is also better equipped, with improved staff facilities, while the location is also more convenient.
According to TorNet managing director Henning Henningsson, the building will be ideal to meet the company’s anticipated requirements for fishing gear production and storage in Las Palmas in the coming years.
"Access for trucks and delivery of fishing gear from the net loft will be considerably improved and these new premises will in many ways improve the company’s image. Hampiðjan is a leader and growing rapidly, and there’s every possibility that this space could be used for newer and more varied activities than solely pelagic fishing gear production in the next few years."
Hampiðjan TorNet’s core business will remain unchanged, as it focuses on producing pelagic trawl gear and chandlery. The main customers are fishing companies operating off West Africa, off Oman in the Middle East and on other distant waters fishing grounds. Hampiðjan TorNet also has facilities in Dakhla in the Western Sahara region of Morocco, with a warehouse trading under the TorNet Maroc brand name, and there are no changes being made to this branch of the business.