Faroese company swoops for Mørenot Scotland


Vónin, a premier developer and manufacturer of aquaculture equipment and fish gear in the Faroe Islands has announced the takeover of Mørenot Scotland.

The business will be renamed Vonin UK Ltd and will trade as Vonin Scotland, it said in an announcement.

Vonin added: “This strategic step is a significant boost to our strong presence in the Scottish aquaculture market and underscores our deep commitment to this vital industry.”

“Mørenot Scotland, with its impressive operations in Scalloway in Shetland and Scalpay on the Hebrides, and a dedicated team of 28 employees, perfectly reflects Vónin’s ethos of delivering exceptional quality and service.

“As specialists in manufacturing and servicing nets and moorings for aquaculture, Mørenot Scotland has been a prominent name in the region, and now, as Vónin Scotland, it’s set to reach new heights.

Hjalmar Petersen, CEO of Vónin, shared his excitement about this milestone: “This takeover marks a landmark moment in our history.

“We have steadily grown our presence in Scotland, emerging as a key supplier in the local aquaculture industry. With Vónin Scotland, we’re not just consolidating our position but also gearing up to bring even more innovation and excellence to the market.”

David Goodlad, Managing Director at Vónin Scotland, was equally enthusiastic about this new chapter. He said: “Becoming part of Vónin opens fantastic new opportunities. The combination of Vónin’s strong market reputation and our local know-how is a powerful one. We’re looking forward to an exciting future and achieving great things together.”

Since its founding in 1969 in the Faroe Islands, Vónin has grown from local roots into a global force in aquaculture and fishing solutions, known for its high-quality products tailored for challenging conditions.

The takeover of Mørenot Scotland, it says, is yet another step in Vónin’s journey of expansion and commitment to the global aquaculture industry.


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