Solifer

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Solifer Oy
Osakeyhtiö
Industry Vehicle manufacturing
Founded 1954 (1954)
Headquarters Parainen[1], Finland
Area served
Worldwide
Products
Revenue 110 million (2007)[1]
Number of employees
450 (2007)[1]
Website www.solifer.com/en/

Solifer Oy is a Finnish manufacturer of bicycles, boats, mopeds, and travel trailers. The company was founded in 1954 and it started as a dynamo manufacturer.[1] Nowadays, the company's bicycles are manufactured in Poland, boats in Finland, mopeds in China, and travel trailers in Dorotea, Sweden.[1]

Mopeds[edit]

1958 Solifer Capri

Alongside Tunturi, Solifer was one of the significant moped manufactures in Finland from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. During 1958–1984, around 175,000 Solifer mopeds were manufactured, of which over 20,000 were exported outside Finland. Solifer was distributed by AB Bensow Oy - Managing Director Stig Gunnar Damstrom.[2]

With c.1,200 registrations in the first half-year of 2010, China-manufactured Solifer BT49QT was the most registered moped in Finland at that time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Virtanen, Pekka (January 19, 2007). "Solifer laajentaa veneisiin ja kaksipyöräisiin". Tuulilasi (in Finnish). A-lehdet Oy. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Karhu, Tuomas (February 2, 2008). "Suomalainen kahvilaraaseri". MP Maailma (in Finnish). JMS Nordic Oy. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Viitanen, Jorma (August 4, 2010). "Solifer keulii mopomarkkinoilla". Tuulilasi (in Finnish). A-lehdet Oy. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Siukosaari, Anssi; Valkjärvi, Jorma (2010). Solifer, meidän mopedi (in Finnish). Helsinki: Alfamer. ISBN 9789524721103. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Solifer at Wikimedia Commons