is one of Finland's leading companies in plastics
services. It is headquartered in Vaasa
From a modest start in the timber industry, by 1939 it was the biggest timber
exporter in Finland, accounting for 26% of the country’s total lumber
exports and some 20% of pulpwood
exports . The company was the world's largest fox
fur producer in the 1960s and 1970s, producing approximately 10% of all Finnish mink furs, equivalent to 2% of world production .
After expanding into plastics production in the 1950s, the company was the first in Finland to manufacture expanded polystyrene
sheets, and its brand name Styrox
became synonymous with all such products in Finland. Establishing a niche expertise in plastic pipe manufacturing, the company was the first in the world to manufacture a 600 mm diameter pipe in 1964, thereby gaining international recognition .
Today, the KWH Pipe unit is one of few companies in the world with ability to manufacture PEH
pipes with a diameter 1600 mm and larger.
Wiik & Höglund
Prior to the founding of Wiik & Höglund
, Emil Höglund
and Edvin Wiik
were both in the timber business. Emil... Read More