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About Finnvacum Oy Ab

Only a few products come with a ready packaging. This is why Finnvacum exists.

Finnvacum and its predecessor, Suomen Union, have spent decades gaining expertise in the packaging solutions used in food product industry around the world.

We have established long-term relationships with many of the world's leading brands and equipment suppliers of food packaging technology.

Mission statement

The founding idea of our operations is to create additional value for the customer with a highly commercial packaging that provides excellent shelf life for the packaged product. We are constantly collecting ground-breaking solutions and implementations around the world that we can then apply to our customers' different needs.


Managed growth through customer orientation

Over the years, we have become familiar with our customer base comprising small, medium and large processors of meat and fish, cheese manufacturers, and food factories. Finnvacum's high-quality product selection covers virtually all the above industries' needs concerning slicing, weighing, packaging, labelling and quality control, in both small and large production units.

We offer comprehensive solutions

We aim to provide all our customers with comprehensive solutions that can achieve the best overall economy in production. From the very beginning, the Group's objective has been controlled growth: we grow with our customers. We are determined to work toward solving all of our customers' problems. Our vocabulary does not include the term ‘impossible’.

From needs assessment to after sales services

Our service chain, based on a rigorous quality system, always begins with a needs assessment, and then moves on to customised equipment deliveries, installations, adjustments, test runs and training. We sell the materials necessary for all the machines we supply. We also maintain a comprehensive spare parts inventory and a maintenance service that is on standby 24/7.

Our plant in Söderkulla also produces vacuum bags of different sizes equipped with printing not only for domestic purposes but also for the Nordic and the Baltic countries.

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Company history – since 1965

1965

Operations begin

Dixie Union GmbH, a German pioneer in food vacuum packaging technology, sets up a subsidiary Oy Suomen Union Verpackungs Ab in Finland and makes Gunnar Forss the Managing Director.

The place of operations is in Östersundom, Sipoo.

1965
1983

Finnvacum Oy Ab is established

The Forss family establishes Finnvacum Oy Ab, which was active in the same sector but with a wider selection of machines.

1983
1987

Suomen Union Verpackungs

Gunnar Forss becomes the sole owner of Suomen Union Verpackungs.

1987
1989

Suomen Union Group

Finnvacum is incorporated as a subsidiary into the Suomen Union Group.

1989
1990s

Sales in Russia begin

A sales office is opened in Murmansk to lead Russian machine and material sales. Today, Russian sales are mainly concentrated in the St. Petersburg and Moscow regions.

1990s
1994

A subsidiary is established in Sweden

A branch in Sweden, Michael Forss as Managing Director.

1994
2004

Bamach Oy Ab is acquired

The business of Bamach Oy Ab is acquired, which includes the importing of process machinery and equipment for the bakery industry.

2004
2006

Finnvacum Group

Finnvacum Oy Ab merges with Oy Suomen Union Verpackung Ab. At the same time, the name of the group becomes Finnvacum Group.

2006
2008

PM Digi Oy is acquired

Part of PM Digi Oy is acquired. PM Digi is a company that imports and markets weighing, packaging and marking equipment.

The Finnvacum Group consists of four companies: Finnvacum Oy Ab, Suomen Verpackungs Ab / Sweden, Bamach Oy Ab and PM Digi Oy.

2008
2009

Changes in management

Gunnar Forss is appointed Chair of the Board and Christer Weckström is appointed as the new Managing Director.

Post code for Kraputie 4–6 changes: 01100 Östersundom → 00890 Helsinki.

2009
2015

Company's 50th anniversary

Finnvacum Oy Ab is 50 years old. To celebrate the occasion, a new logo is launched and the company's history, ‘Half a Century in a Vacuum – Finnvacum 1965–2015’, is published.

2015
2016

Bamach merges with the parent company

Bamach Oy merges with the parent company Finnvacum Oy Ab on 1 May 2016.

2016
2017

PM Digi merges with the parent company

PM Digi Oy merges with the parent company Finnvacum Oy Ab on 1 February 2017.

2017
2019

Finnvacum Group Oy Ab

Changes in Finnvacum Oy Ab's corporate structure. As of 1 February 2019, the parent company of the Group is Finnvacum Group Oy Ab (Business ID 0224520-4), Managing Director Christer Weckström.

Subsidiaries of Finnvacum Group Oy Ab:
Finnvacum Oy Ab,
(Business ID 2936778-9, Managing Director. Christer Weckström).
Finnvacum Fastighet Oy Ab,
(Business ID 2936256-6, Managing Director Gunnar Forss).
Finnvacum Sverige Ab / Sweden,
(VAT number SE556583250701, Managing Director Joakim Petersén).

2019
2020

New premises are completed

Move to new premises on 19 October 2020.
Address: Hiekkamäentie 14 / Sandbackavägen 14, 01150 Söderkulla.

2020

General delivery terms

Finnvacum Oy complies with the following terms of contract: