Skaginn 3X receives Presidential Award

21 Apr 2017
Skaginn 3X

Skaginn 3X managing director Ingólfur Árnason accepting the 2017 President of Iceland’s Export Award from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

The 2017 President of Iceland’s Export Award for achievement in the export of Icelandic products and services has gone to Skaginn 3X.

The presentation took place at the presidential residence Bessastaðir, with Skaginn 3X managing director Ingólfur Árnason accepting the award on behalf of the company from President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Skaginn 3X has been the recipient of three prestigious awards in the space of only a few months.

"In the last few months we are especially proud of receiving three awards. These are Svifaldan, an award for an Outstanding Concept given at the Icelandic Seafood Conference in November 2016, secondly The Icelandic Innovation Awards last month and last but not least the latest President of Iceland Export Awards. None of this would be possible without support and collaboration with the Icelandic Seafood Industry,”  said.

This makes  is the first company to receive the prestigious Innovation and The Export awards in the same year.

"This is extraordinary," said sales and marketing head Jón Birgir Gunnarsson. "I have been in the industry for a long time and the level of innovation we are able to exhibit at the Brussels Seafood Show later this month is un ​paralleled."

In selecting candidates for the President of Iceland’s Export Award, considerations including the value of exports generated, the proportion of exports to total sales and the marketing of products to new areas are all examined. The award is granted in recognition for contributions towards strengthening export trade and procurement of export earnings for the Icelandic nation as a whole.

Part of the company already achieved this recognition back in 2006 when 3X-Stal was the award’s recipient. The company took its current incarnation when Skaginn and 3X-Technology formally merged earlier this year, following a longstanding collaborative relationship. 

Skaginn 3X will be at the Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global in Hall 4 Stand 6127 in Brussels from 25-27th April.