Poul Hansen heilsøla

About us

An Experienced company

With 70 employees, we are by far the largest wholesaler in the Faroe Islands. With more than 90 years of experience, we have built up a wide and solid range of more than 5.000 quality brand products in the Detail-department and around 12.000 quality products in the Catering department.

Ever since Poul Hansen started the business in his own home in 1927, it has been a family-run company, now headed by the third generation. What began as an agency for English tobacco and a few groceries marked the start of a business, which has enjoyed continuous growth.

We  focuse on a comprehensive product range and reliable deliveries, as well as on its team of competent and qualified staff. In addition to this, considerable effort has been put into ensuring that all products are subjected to careful inspection, so that the company’s high quality criteria are met at all times.

You can say, that the company has had an active part in the daily life of the faroese people. The company’s products can be found in even the most remote areas – and with customers all over the islands, the company is known as a good and stabil business partner. Its long experience with quality products is a major advantage in terms of being at the forefront of development.

High quality standard

The high quality standards we impose on ourself are met by carrying out carefully defined quality control checks on all consignments. The quality control is performed on an ongoing basis during the entire value chain, with particular focus on the goods received in Tórshavn. Customers are thus always ensured top-quality products.


As a wholesaler we make grocery deliveries to shops throughout the Faroe Islands, but the company also serves cafeterias, offshore vessels, and catering and ship-chandlery needs in general. With its central location in Tórshavn, we are ideally located for regular and speedy deliveries throughout the Faroe Islands. Goods will be delivered as per agreement with the customer and according to the warehouse delivery plan. The delivery is done either by the company’s own vehicles or by external carriers. 

Service and sales

We provide a number of shops with freezers and refrigerators for storing ice cream and soft drinks.
Our salespersons, who are experienced in helping our customers on-site at supermarkets, convenience stores and gas stations, can also provide guidance in setting up a new store.

Optimum storage facilities

All our goods are kept in optimal storage facilities, leaving them as fresh as possible. Goods are kept refrigerated, frozen or in specially designed storage rooms for fruit and dry goods. We have excellent storage rooms for milk products, salads, cheese and yogurt.

Our customers can also order directly from the suppliers we cooperate with. The goods arrive at our storage facility, are immediately sorted and packed, and sent to our customers early in the week as per agreement.

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