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.
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
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.
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.
Suomen Union Verpackungs
Gunnar Forss becomes the sole owner of Suomen Union Verpackungs.
Suomen Union Group
Finnvacum is incorporated as a subsidiary into the Suomen Union Group.
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.
A subsidiary is established in Sweden
A branch in Sweden, Michael Forss as Managing Director.
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.
Finnvacum Oy Ab merges with Oy Suomen Union Verpackung Ab. At the same time, the name of the group becomes Finnvacum Group.
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.
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.
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.
Bamach merges with the parent company
Bamach Oy merges with the parent company Finnvacum Oy Ab on 1 May 2016.
PM Digi merges with the parent company
PM Digi Oy merges with the parent company Finnvacum Oy Ab on 1 February 2017.
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).
New premises are completed
Move to new premises on 19 October 2020.
Address: Hiekkamäentie 14 / Sandbackavägen 14, 01150 Söderkulla.
General delivery terms
Finnvacum Oy complies with the following terms of contract: