Production

LYSI's processing plants — second to none

Although LYSI's operations have been ongoing for several decades, the new processing plants, inaugurated in 2005 and 2012, elevated LYSI's status to one of the most advanced processors of its kind in the world. The plants are uniquely equipped with highly specialized production units for complete fish oil processing. The process includes neutralization, bleaching, winterization, distillation, deodorization and standardization.  

The equipment has been specifically designed to minimize oxidation of the oil and to remove taste and smell in the final product by natural means.

Flexible production of specialty oils

As requests for new types of fish oils have increased, LYSI has escalated import of crude marine lipids from other parts of the world for processing in Iceland. The company has achieved optimal utilisation of equipment and know-how, and offers its customers an extended range of natural health products.

Quality raw material

Vibrant fisheries in the waters surrounding Iceland are an extremely important source of raw material for LYSI. The company also relies on imported raw material from various sources in Europe, South-America, North-Africa and Asia.

Location

LYSI's main processing plants for fish oils are in Reykjavik. The company also runs a fish liver rendering plant, as well as a drying unit for fish heads and pet food production, in Thorlakshofn.