Start herring season 2017

Spakenburg, June 8th 2017

June 14th, the herring season will start again. As of that moment, the ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ will be readily available. As soon as the new herring is available, the start of the season will be celebrated with herring parties and other events, such as ‘Vlaggetjesdag’. Check for more information.

June 13th the first keg of ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ will be auctioned. As always we will participate and – hopefully along with many other bidders – support the Make-A-Wish foundation.

For Kennemervis Group this period means an extraordinary herring fever. At Werner Larsson ( in Skagen, Denmark, all necessary preparations have been taken to receive and process the new herring as soon as they arrive. Any news from the fisherman about the quality of the new herring is being received with curiosity and excitement and when finally the boats arrive, the quality control is very strict; only the best is acceptable.

Our customers have high expectations and the employees of the Kennemervis Group have made the necessary preparations to be able to supply them as soon as possible in order to allow the Dutch enjoy a tasteful, healthy and special fish. A wonderful tradition of which we, as Group and as Dutchmen, are very proud!

We wish everyone a very successful and foremost delicious season. ENJOY!

New website online

Spakenburg, 10 April 2017

Welcome to the new Kennemervis Group website!

On the site, we will give a fresh insight into our company. You can read here about our history and our vision for the future. We also would like to share our strategy and core values with you.

Through the personal stories from our employees that can be found on the site, you will get to know us even bettter. Specific company information can be found on the pages from the different companies in the Kennemervis Group.

Don’t miss our new company film! Watch it here:
Kennemervis Group – Together stronger, smarter, better

We love to hear your questions and comments. Are you interested in working together with us or do you want to be supplied by one of the companies? Or are you interested in working for us? We would like to get to know you! Contact us!

Kennemervis Group, Together stronger, smarter, better!

FishPartners France sold to Nordvik sas

Spakenburg, 1 September 2016

B.V. Kennemervis Group has handed over its activities in Boulogne-sur-Mer, FishPartners France sarl to Nordvik sas. Nordvik sas is  originally an Icelandic family business of major shareholder Gudmundur Stefansson, with an office in Boulogne-sur-mer operating under the name Novofood. Novofood is the sales and marketing organisation in France.  The parent company is active in the harvesting, sourcing, processing and distributing of fish.

Kennemervis Group and Novofood have agreed to keep working with each other in the future.  This means among other things that the purchase of smoked product will continue to be done through FishPartners Urk.

David Dutriaux, manager of FishPartners, France, together with his team, will be employed by Nordvik/Novofood. We are very grateful to David for all his efforts at Kennemervis Group and for his driven approach to making FishPartners France a success. We wish him and his team all the best for their future at Novofood.

We are looking forward with confidence to a successful partnership with Novofood and expansion of our mutual activities.

Henny Wilpshaar new Financial Director B.V. Kennemervis Group

Spakenburg, 1 June 2016

As of 1st May 2016, Henny Wilpshaar (38) will be taking over the role of Financial Director from Bert Zijlstra, who after 8 years will be leaving the comany to further his career in pastures new.

Over the last 13 years, Henny has built upon her broad experience in finance, in various roles and surroundings at ‘head office’ level as well as more specific business activities. She is driven as a business partner at KVG level as well as with the different business units to help us become stronger for the future.

Henny comes from Total Produce, one of the biggest suppliers of fresh AGF products and flowers, where she took the role of Financial Director Total Produce Direct 3 years ago. Before that, Henny worked almost 6 years for Heinz as European R&D controller, Financial Services and Commercial controller respectively.

Henny began her career at Nutreco, first as a management trainee after which she found her passion for finance. She then went on to have various Finance roles within the company. She qualified in Zootechnics and while she was at Nutreco, she finished her Register Controller training.

Henny lives in Wageningen, she is married and is a mother of 2 children.

On behalf of everyone, I would like to welcome her to the company and wish her every success in her new role at Kennemervis Group.

Eugène Scholten

C.E.O. Kennemervis Groep

Over the last 13 years, Henny has built upon her broad experience in finance, in various roles and surroundings.