Brødrene Sperre is a family owned enterprise, established by the Sperre brothers in the 1930's at Ellingsøy, Norway. They saw opportunities in the fish available along the coast of Norway, a coastline with cold clear sea water full of nutrition.
The two Sperre brothers began producing salted and dried codfish in the 1930's.
Since the company’s foundation, it has grown to become one of Norway’s largest producers of wild caught fish, with several facilities throughout the Norwegian coast.
Our main business areas are dried salted codfish and pelagic fish, as well as trading of most kinds of frozen wild caught fish from the cold clear waters outside the Norwegian coast.
We shall be the first choice throughout the entire value chain on the fish’s journey from the ocean to the plate.
Our philosophy and values are to be authentic, personal, knowledgeable and driving:
Our history has strong bonds to the origins of dried salted fish production in Norway
It lies in our nature to be dedicated, straightforward and honest
We are highly competent in fish processing and professional in our position between the local fishery and the global market
We constantly push ourselves in our efforts to offer the best fish products in the global market
The administration moved into a new building at Sperre, Ellingsøy in May, 2011. At this location most of the purchasing, sales, distribution, quality management and other administration activities are performed.
The main production facility is located just next to the administration building at Sperre. At this sight the company built its first production facility in the 1930's. Today, this is a modern factory with up-to-date production equipment designed to process the best dried and salted codfish, and excellent pelagic and whitefish products. Other activities are storing of frozen products, and other logistic services for our customers and suppliers.
The East facility was acquired by Brødrene Sperre in 2003. The facility has recently been upgraded, and is a brand new production facility for dried and salted codfish. This factory is dedicated to produce retail packed salted and dried codfish.
The facility at Hoff, Ellingsøy was acquired by Brødrene Sperre in 2012. The Hoff facility produce dried and salted codfish.
In 2006, Brødrene Sperre acquired a production facility in Skarbøvik, Ålesund. The West facility produce dried and salted codfish.
Brødrene Sperre acquired 50,1 % of Vikomar AS in 2012. Vikomar AS is a fully integrated pelagic factory, producing roundfrozen pelagic fish, filets of herring and mackerel. We also produce herring and capelin roe at the Vikomar factory.
Brødrene Sperre acquired 70 % of Hopen Fisk AS in 2015. Hopen Fisk AS is located in Kabelvåg, Svolvær. They produce a wide range of seafood products customized to benefit from diverse fisheries and seasons.
In Hopen, we produce and sell herring (round frozen, singel filets, flaps and salted / marinated), cod roe (frozen and cured) and Greenland Halibut.
In 1996, Brødrene Sperre founded the company Unique Seafood Ltd, together with Harald Nissen. This London based company sells and distributes seafood to fish and chips shops, restaurants and takeaways throughout Britain. The Unique Seafood group has grown to become one of UK’s main players in the seafood industry.
In 2010, Brødrene Sperre, together with business partners, founded Unique Atlantic Seafood Ltd. The sales office is located in Denmark. Through this company we produce and sell different fillet products from headed and gutted whitefish, mainly cod, haddock and saithe.