List of companies of Finland

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Location of Finland

Finland is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. A peninsula with the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, the country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. Estonia is south of the country across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is a Nordic country situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia, which also includes Scandinavia. Finland's population is 5.5 million (2014), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region.[1]

Finland was a relative latecomer to industrialization, remaining a largely agrarian country until the 1950s. It rapidly developed an advanced economy while building an extensive Nordic-style welfare state, resulting in widespread prosperity and one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.[2] However, Finnish GDP growth has been negative in 2012–2014 (−0.698% to −1.426%), with a preceding nadir of −8% in 2009.[3] Finland is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development.[4][5][6][7]

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Finland".

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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Ahlstrom Basic materials Basic resources Helsinki 1851 Fiber materials
Aktia Bank Financials Banks Helsinki 1991 Finance
Alma Media Consumer services Media Helsinki 1849 Digital media
Altia Consumer goods Food & beverage Helsinki 1999 Alcoholic beverages
Amer Sports Consumer goods Leisure goods Helsinki 1950 Sporting equipment
Bank of Åland Financials Banks Åland Islands 1919 Finance
Basware Technology Software Espoo 1985 Computer software
Bittium Consumer goods Personal goods Oulu 1985 Electronics
Cargotec Industrials Industrial transportation Helsinki 2005 Cargo-handling machinery
Codenomicon Technology Software Oulu 2001 Computer security testing
DNA Oyj Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Helsinki 2000 Telecommunications services
Eckerö Line Industrials Industrial transportation Helsinki 1995 Shipping
Elisa Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Helsinki 1882 Telecommunications services
Fazer Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1891 Food and restaurants
Fingrid Utilities Electricity Helsinki 1996 Electricity transmission
Finnair Consumer services Travel & leisure Vantaa 1923 Airline
Finnlines Industrials Industrial transportation Helsinki 1947 Shipping
Fiskars Consumer goods Leisure goods Helsinki 1649 Kitchen, garden, and outdoors equipment
Fortum Utilities Electricity Espoo 1998 Energy
F-Secure Technology Software Helsinki 1988 Computer software
Hartwall Consumer goods Food & beverage Helsinki 1836 Beverages
Hesburger Consumer services Retail Turku 1966 Fast food restaurants
HKScan Consumer goods Food & beverage Turku 1913 Food
Huhtamäki Industrials General industries Espoo 1920 Food packaging
Kemira Basic materials Chemicals Helsinki 1920 Chemicals
Kemppi Industrials Support services Lahti 1949 Welding
Kesko Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1940 Retailing
Kone Industrials General industries Helsinki 1910 Elevators and escalators
Konecranes Industrials Industrial engineering Hyvinkää 1994 Lifting equipment
Kotipizza Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1987 Restaurants
Lemminkäinen Group Industrials Construction & materials Helsinki 1910 Construction
Marimekko Consumer goods Personal goods Helsinki 1951 Fashion design
Metsä Group Basic materials Basic resources Helsinki 1947 Paper, pulp, timber
Metso Industrials General industries Helsinki 1999 Equipment and services for process industries
Neste Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Espoo 1948 Petroleum, biofuels
Nokia Industrials Telecommunications equipment Espoo 1865 Telecommunications infrastructure and equipment
Nokia Networks Technology Telecommunications equipment Espoo 2007 Part of Nokia
Nokian Jalkineet Consumer goods Personal goods Helsinki 1898 Boots
Nokian Tyres Consumer goods Automobiles Nokia 1932 Tyres
Olvi Consumer goods Food & beverage Helsinki 1878 Beverages
OP Financial Group Financials Financial services Helsinki 1891 Finance and insurance
Outokumpu Basic materials Basic resources Helsinki 1932 Steel
Outotec Industrials General industries Espoo 2006 Mineral and metals processing technology
Patria Industrials Defense Helsinki 1997 Military technology
Planmeca Health care Medical equipment Helsinki 1971 Dental and medical technology
Pohjolan Voima Utilities Electricity Helsinki 1943 Energy
Polar Electro Consumer goods Leisure goods Kempele 1977 Fitness equipment
Ponsse Corporation Industrials Industrial engineering Vieremä 1970 Forestry vehicles
Posiva Industrials General industries Eurajoki 1995 Nuclear waste management
Pöyry Industrials Support services Vantaa 1958 Consulting and engineering
Raisio Group Consumer goods Food & beverage Raisio 1939 Food
Rautaruukki Consumer goods Personal goods Helsinki 1960 Steel products
Rovio Mobile Technology Software Espoo 2003 Video games
S Group Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1904 Retailing, hotels
Sampo Group Financials Insurance Helsinki 1988 Insurance
Sanoma Consumer services Media Helsinki 1999 Books and magazines
Silja Line Industrials Industrial transportation Helsinki 1957 Shipping, part of Tallink (Estonia)
Sisu Auto Industrials Industrial Transportation Helsinki 1931 Heavy Duty Trucks & Military Vehicles
Solidium Financials Financial services Helsinki[8] 2008 Investments (state-owned)
SSH Communications Security Technology Software Helsinki 1995 Computer software
St1 Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Helsinki 1995 Petroleum
Stockmann Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1862 Retailing
Stonesoft Corporation Technology Software Helsinki 1990 Network security, defunct, now part of Forcepoint (USA)
Stora Enso Basic materials Basic resources Helsinki 1998 Paper, pulp, timber
Supercell Technology Software Helsinki 2010 Video games
Suunto Consumer goods Leisure goods Vantaa 1936 Technical sports equipment, part of Amer Sports
Talvivaara Mining Company Basic materials Basic resources Espoo 2004 Nickel mining
Tieto Technology Software Helsinki 1968 Information technology
Tikkurila Industrials General industries Vantaa 1862 Paints
UPM-Kymmene Basic materials Basic resources Helsinki 1996 Paper, pulp, timber, biofuels
Vacon Industrials General industries Vaasa 1993 Variable-speed AC drives
Vaisala Technology Software Vantaa 1936 Environmental measuring technology
Valio Consumer goods Food & beverage Helsinki 1905 Food
Valmet Automotive Consumer goods Automobiles Uusikaupunki 1968 Car assembly
Valmet Industrials General industries Espoo 2013 Industrial equipment
Valtra Industrials Industrial engineering Äänekoski 1951 Tractors Consumer services Retail Helsinki 1992 Storefront and online retail
Viking Line Industrials Industrial transportation Mariehamn 1963 Shipping
VR Industrials Industrial transportation Helsinki 1862 Rail transport
Wärtsilä Industrials Industrial engineering Helsinki 1834 Power plants and marine propulsion systems
YIT Industrials Construction & materials Helsinki 1912 Construction

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Finland in Figures: Population" (in Finnish). Population Register Centre. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Finland". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ GDP growth (annual %) | Data | Graph. Retrieved on 18 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Finland: World Audit Democracy Profile". Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tertiary education graduation rates—Education: Key Tables from OECD". OECD iLibrary. 14 June 2010. doi:10.1787/20755120-table1. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Her er verdens mest konkurransedyktige land—Makro og politikk". 9 September 2010. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "The 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index". Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  8. ^