List of companies of Åland

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Municipalities of Åland

The Åland Islands are an archipelago at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland. Åland's economy is heavily dominated by shipping, trade and tourism. Shipping represents about 40% of the economy, with several international carriers owned and operated off Åland. Most companies aside from shipping are small, with fewer than ten employees. Farming and fishing are important in combination with the food industry. According to Eurostat, in 2006 Åland was the 20th wealthiest of the EU's 268 regions, and the wealthiest in Finland, with a GDP per inhabitant 47% above the EU mean.[1][2]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Åland24 Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Mariehamn 2007 Private television station
Ålandstidningen Consumer services Publishing Mariehamn 1891 Newspaper
Ålandstrafiken Industrials Marine transportation Mariehamn 1969[3] Ferries, shipping
Bank of Åland Financials Banks Mariehamn 1919 Commercial bank
Chips Consumer goods Food products Mariehamn 1969[4] Snacks, part of Orkla Group (Norway)
Godby Shipping Industrials Marine transportation Mariehamn 1973 Shipping
Nya Åland Consumer services Publishing Mariehamn 1981 Newspaper
Paf Consumer services Gambling Mariehamn 1966 Gambling and casinos
Posten Åland Industrials Delivery services Mariehamn 1993 Postal services
TV Åland Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Mariehamn 1984 Television


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  2. ^ "Ahvenanmaa on EU:n 20. vaurain alue". Helsingin Sanomat. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  3. ^ Scandinavian Shipowners & Ship Management (PDF) (75 ed.). Instituttet for Merkantil Informasjon. 2011. p. 163. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Chips Ab historia - Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland". 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2017-11-25.