As of 19th of January 2021, StofnFiskur hf has changed its legal name to Benchmark Genetics Iceland hf as a step in the single-brand strategy of the Benchmark Holdings plc group.
StofnFiskur still remains the brand to be used for the Atlantic salmon breeding programme and strain operated by the Icelandic company.
New milestone in a long line of history
Founded in 1991, Benchmark Genetics Iceland is a long established and trusted provider of improved genetic material to the salmon farming industry in Europe and Chile. With operations located in the southwest corner of Iceland, the structure consists of two separate broodstock facilities, an incubation centre and a family production unit. The new Head Office is located in Hafnarfjordur, next to the capital Reykjavik. In addition to Atlantic salmon, it also holds a facility for lumpfish juveniles, a complementary product used by salmon farmers for sea lice control.
Although the company’s legal name has changed, the enterprise registration number, company structure and ownership remain the same.
Jonas Jonasson, CEO of Benchmark Genetics Iceland, says: “This move is a part of Benchmark’s strategy in building a strong unified brand across companies and business areas”.
Maintaining the StofnFiskur brand for the genetic strain we are producing in Iceland is important as we know it holds significant value to our customers” Jonas JonassonJonas Jonasson, CEO of Benchmark Genetics Iceland