Helkama

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Helkama Oy
Type Private limited company by shares
Industry Automotive, household appliances
Founded 1905
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Key people Matti Helkama
Eero Helkama
Pekka Helkama
Products Cables, Bicycles, Imports
Revenue $320 million USD (FY 2005)
Employees 1,000
Website www.helkama.com

Helkama Oy is a Finnish company and umbrella brand, operating several subsidiaries that focus on bicycles (Helkama Velox), cables for ships and communications (Helkama Bica), househould appliances and refrigerators (Helkama Forste), accessories and imports for Škoda Auto automobiles (Helkama-Auto), and automobile maintenance and import (Uuttera Oy). Despite this broad variety of activities, Helkama is mostly known as a bicycle brand.

Helkama has also made several mopeds until they shut down the moped production in the 1990s. Helkama-mopeds were very popular in Finland. The most popular moped model was Helkama Raisu, 1970s and 1980s a trial bike which won several trial races.

Nowadays Helkama has also electric bicycles on its productlist.

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