Our story still lies within our DNA as we always seek to find new business partners and new ways to develop both our organization and the industry.
In 1948 Andelssildeoliefabrikken a.m.b.a. is founded as the first of its kind by 52 local fishermen in the Danish town of Esbjerg. The phone had become the primary tool for contact and the very first phone number was 999 - a number which came to play a significant role for our organization.
Several similar businesses is established along the west coast of Denmark, one of them is A/S Vestjysk Sildeoliendustri (VSI).
In the 1950s, the sand eel and the sperling becomes important as commercial fish species as raw materials for the fishmeal factories.
During the 1960s, Thyborøn Andels Fiskeindustri lease was enlarged several times due to increasing quantities of industrial fish.
Another two important companies where founded namely The Fishmeal Factory, Rønland (1955) and Vesterhavet A/S (1960).
In 1977 Thyborøn Andels Fiskeindustri acquire Rønland and years later, in 1982, A/S Vestjysk Sildeoliendustri and Vesterhavet A/S are merged together under the new name Vestjysk Fiskemelsfabrik a.m.b.a. (VFF).
This happens as a part of ingoing consolidations within the industry.
In 1989 Esbjerg Fiskeindustri a.m.b.a. is established as a merger of Andelssildeoliefabrikken a.m.b.a. and Vestjysk Fiskemelsfabrik a.m.b.a. Now this company is the only fishmeal factory left in Esbjerg.
In 1997 Esbjerg Fiskeindustri a.m.b.a. acquires Hvidesande Fiskemelsfabrik.
The name for the new company was inspired by the first telephone number, 999.
In 2013 TripleNine merges with the Norwegian Koppernæs Group to form the largest fishmeal and fish oil company in Scandinavia under the name of TripleNine Group A/S.
The merger with the Koppernæs Group includes two other fishmeal and fishoil companies: