In the spring of 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, thirteen individuals gathered a small fortune to start up an industrial venture in Reykjavík, to manufacture fishing nets, ropes and fishing long lines for the local fishing fleet. The founders named their new company HAMPIDJAN. Since then Hampidjan has become the world leader in making and servicing quality fishing gear for trawlers and purse seiners. They operate several fishing gear entities around the world with a central manufacturing facility producing ropes, netting and trawls in Lithuania.

In the last two decades they have extended their market lead to the offshore and oil industry by developing new ground-breaking products and innovative solutions with multiple variations of their Dyneema® based Super-Ropes which are now being adopted in the broader commercial, leisure and yachting markets.Hampidjan have made relentless product development the essence of their being. they do that so their customers know that if they are with Hampidjan, using advanced ropes and ultra-high performance ropes – they are using products that are at the cutting edge of known technology.