Fish Processing

Kalaneuvos Oy is a family-owned Finnish company that has been producing high-quality fish products since 1975. The company operates in Sastamala, Turku and Kaskinen in Southwest Finland. Kalaneuvos is a pioneer in fish processing and the wholesale, import and export of fish, as well as fish farming in Finland. The company develops, produces and markets premium fish products under the Kalaneuvos brand and private label brands for supermarket chains. Skilfully processed fish grown in clean Finnish waters, both farmed and wild, as well as the best imported raw materials, guarantee high quality and an unsurpassed taste.

We sell fish to wholesale customers as well as catering wholesalers and other operators in both the domestic and international markets. Our sales area covers the entirety of Finland, and we currently export globally to over 10 different countries. Kalaneuvos’s product selection includes fresh and frozen, hot-smoked, cold-smoked, gravad and marinated products. We provide fish products in several variants – caviar, whole fish, boneless and skinless fillets, slices, portions and cubes. The company offers a wide selection of trusted and sustainable products – providing natural, nutritious and delicious fish.

The Kalaneuvos Group subsidiary Martin Kala Oy is based in Turku and Kaskinen. It is the largest Baltic herring fillet producer in Finland. The group’s turnover surpassed EUR 84 million in 2021. The Kalaneuvos group employs 170 people. The companies process more than 15 million kilos of fish annually. Kalaneuvos has operated in the fish industry for nearly 50 years and is nowadays the biggest operator in the Finnish market.

Fish farming

Premium Quality from Sustainable Fish Farms

Kalaneuvos Oy and the Hukkanen family of entrepreneurs also own the Nordic Fish Group and its subsidiary Nordic Trout, which focuses on fish farming, with more than 30 locations in mainland Finland, Åland Islands and Sweden. Fish farming group is specialised in smolt production and trout farming.

Our fish farms can supply fresh trout to wholesalers and further processors throughout the year. In 2021, the turnover of the Nordic Fish Group was EUR 42 million. The fish farming group employs approximately 100 people, processing roughly 10 million kilos of fish annually.

Together, the companies owned by the Hukkanen family are the largest operator in the Finnish fish industry. The Kalaneuvos Group employs in total over 270 people, and the total turnover amounted in 2021 to EUR 126 million. The total combined annual volume of fish products processed by the Group is over 20 000 tons.

Key strengths in fish farming

The whole life cycle of trout is in our control. We handle trout growth and production from fish egg till the product is ready to be eaten.

We can assure customers of our premium quality as we have developed all aspects of the chain during the three-year growth process. Finnish quality means high level observation and control at all levels. Our Nordic location and long winters provide optimal circumstances for fish growth and create a firm texture for fish fillets.

We have very few fish diseases because of a cool climate, a very high standard of observation, and relatively small fish farms which are spread across many locations.

Highly educated biologists follow up the process and quality managers control the processing lines throughout the whole process.

Values

Our main values are high quality, being on the cutting edge of the industry, continuing as a family-run business and being environmentally and socially responsible. These values play an important role in our everyday work. We have always invested in modern production lines and well-being at work.

Certificates

Kalaneuvos has a key focus on Food safety. Finland reached the first position on The Global Food Security Index (Global Food Security Index 2020) having The Best Food Safety in the World. We are proud to bring our contribution with the fish products.

Kalaneuvos Oy has been awarded the international BRC Food Safety certificate. BRC Food is the globally best-known and most comprehensive standard and quality system governing food quality and safety. Kalaneuvos achieved the excellent BRC Grade AA level in the February 2021 audit.

The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System has been used as a tool for environmental management for Kalaneuvos since 2003.

Kalaneuvos factory production plant in Sastamala is MSC and ASC certified.

Our northern location, long traditions and carefully selected raw materials guarantees premium quality and taste for our products. We look forward to providing high quality, fresh and frozen Nordic fish products to the global markets.