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Who we are

The China Office of Finnish Industries Oy is a private limited liability company, which is owned by 25 Finnish companies as equal partners. Each Shareholder has the right to nominate one ordinary Board member and one deputy Board member to be appointed to the Board.

 

Esko Aho is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Our companies

Atria

Atria is one of the leading meat and food companies in Northern Europe. The company is established in 1903 and valued by our customers, personnel and owners. We have been producing food for more than 100 years, and we want to continue to do so. In 2021, our net sales were approximately EUR 1.5 billion, and Atria had around 3,700 employees in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia.

www.atria.fi/en

Borenius

Borenius is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Finland. With over 120 lawyers, we provide significant value to our corporate clients through our full-practice offering of high-end and innovative legal services.

As a leading independent Finnish law firm with a presence in London and New York, we work together with other highly regarded law firms across the globe that share our commitment to excellent service and quality.

www.borenius.com

Cargotec

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed the United Nations Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company’s sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.

www.cargotech.com/en

Finnair

Finnair is a network airline, specializing in connecting passenger and cargo traffic between Asia, North America and Europe. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do – Finnair intends to reduce its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025 from the 2019 baseline and achieve carbon neutrality latest by the end of 2045. Finnair is a member of the Oneworld alliance. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

company.finnair.com/en

Finnish Minerals Group

The mission of Finnish Minerals Group is to responsibly maximise the value of Finnish minerals. The group manages the State’s mining industry shareholdings and strives to develop the Finnish value chain of lithium-ion batteries. Through their work, they contribute to Europe moving towards electric transport and a more sustainable future. The Group companies comprise Finnish Minerals Group and Terrafame Oy as well as Sokli Oy and Finnish Battery Chemicals and its subsidiaries.

www.mineralsgroup.fi/home.html

Fiskars

Fiskars Group is the global home of design-driven brands for indoor and outdoor living. Our brands include Fiskars, Gerber, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Moomin by Arabia, Waterford, and Wedgwood. Our brands are present in more than 100 countries and we have more than 350 own stores. Since 1649, we have designed products of timeless, purposeful, and functional beauty, while driving innovation and sustainable growth.

Fiskars Group is the global home of design-driven brands for indoor and outdoor living. Our brands include Fiskars, Gerber, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Moomin by Arabia, Waterford, and Wedgwood. Our brands are present in more than 100 countries and we have more than 350 own stores. Since 1649, we have designed products of timeless, purposeful, and functional beauty, while driving innovation and sustainable growth.

fiskarsgroup.com

Huhtamäki

Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste. We have 20 000 employees in 38 countries and 114 operating locations. Our 2021 net sales totaled EUR 3.6 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Find out how we are protecting food, people and the planet.

www.huhtamaki.com

Kemira

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

www.kemira.com

Kesko

Kesko and K-retailers together form K Group, which is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. We operate in the grocery trade, building and technical trade, and car trade. Our divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners.

Kesko has around 1,800 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. K Group’s retail sales in 2021 totalled some €15 billion. K Group employs some 45,000 people in total. Kesko’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

www.kesko.fi/en/

Kone

A global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. In 2023, KONE had annual sales of EUR 11.0 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. KONE is the market leader in China. The company serves over 30 000 customers and employs over 23 000 employees across the country.

www.kone.com/en/

Konecranes

Konecranes is a world-leading group of lifting businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2021, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has approximately 16,600 employees in around 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

www.konecranes.com

Marimekko

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. Marimekko’s product portfolio comprises high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. In 2021, the company’s net sales were EUR 152 million and brand sales of the products worldwide amounted to EUR 376 million. Globally, there are roughly 150 Marimekko stores, and online store serves customers in 35 countries.

company.marimekko.com/en/

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners.

www.metsagroup.com

Metso

Metso is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with Metso product and process expertise, Metso is the partner for positive change. Metso is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with science-based targets. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

www.mogroup.com

Moomin Characters

Moomin Characters Oy Ltd is the official copyright holder of all the Moomin characters. All characters from Moominvalley are trademark registered worldwide. The Moomins are central characters in a series of books and comic strips written by Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson between 1945 and 1980. They are one of Finland’s biggest exports and have a global fan base. The company was founded in the 1950s by Tove Jansson (1914-2001) and her brother Lars Jansson to manage the Moomin copyright, and it is still run by family members. Rights and Brands is the worldwide licensing agent of the company.

www.moomin.com

www.tovejansson.com

Nokia

Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications corporation, founded in 1865, with customers in over 130 countries. As a technology leader across mobile, fixed and cloud networks, Nokia solutions enable a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

www.nokia.com

Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres develops and manufactures premium tires for people who value safety, sustainability and predictability. Our purpose is to empower the world to drive smarter. Inspired by our Scandinavian heritage, we craft innovative products for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery that give you peace of mind in all driving conditions. Our Vianor chain provides tire and car services. In 2021, the company’s net sales were EUR 1.7 billion and it employed some 4,900 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

www.nokiantyres.com

Nordea

Nordea is a universal bank with a 200-year history of supporting and growing the Nordic economies – enabling dreams and aspirations for a greater good. Every day, they work to support their customers’ financial development, delivering best-in-class omnichannel customer experiences and driving sustainable change. The Nordea share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Copenhagen and Nasdaq Stockholm exchanges. Read more about them at nordea.com.

OP Corporate Bank

OP Corporate Bank plc is part of OP Financial Group. OP Corporate Bank and OP Mortgage Bank are responsible for OP’s funding in money and capital markets. As laid down in the applicable law, OP Corporate Bank, OP Mortgage Bank and their parent company OP Cooperative and other OP Financial Group member credit institutions are ultimately jointly and severally liable for each other’s debts and commitments. OP Corporate Bank acts as OP Financial Group’s central bank. 

www.op.fi

Planmeca Oy

Planmeca Oy is one of the world’s leading dental equipment manufacturers, with a product range covering digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices as well as comprehensive software solutions. Privately owned and headquartered in Helsinki, the company offers a portfolio of products distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. Planmeca Oy is the parent company of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which consists of several healthcare technology brands. With 4,500 employees worldwide, Planmeca Group companies achieved a combined pro forma turnover of EUR 1.2 billion in 2021.

www.planmeca.com

Stora Enso

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has approximately 22,000 employees and our sales in 2021 were EUR 10.2 billion.

www.storaenso.com/en/

UPM

We reduce the world’s resilience on fossil-based materials by delivering renewable and responsible, wood based products and innovative solutions beyond fossils in six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ 17,000 people worldwide and our annual sales is approximately EUR 9.8 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils.

www.upm.com

Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements. Building on over 85 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world, with space-proof technology even exploring Mars and beyond. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Vaisala employs over 2,000 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

www.vaisala.com/en

Valio

Valio is the biggest dairy business in Finland and a major player in the international dairy ingredients market. Wellbeing is at the heart of Valio’s innovations and products that are made from clean Finnish milk and other ingredients. Valio’s product development follows in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winner A. I. Virtanen. Valio is owned by dairy cooperatives. Valio has net sales of EUR 1.9 billion and its products are found in some 60 countries. Valio has subsidiaries in China, Sweden, the Baltics and the USA.

www.valio.com/

Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shapes the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

www.wartsila.com

Our partners

Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)

Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) is the leading business organization in Finland. EK represents interests of Finnish business on national, EU and international levels. EK represents over 15.000 companies of all sizes with 20 sectoral organizations. EK offices are located in Helsinki and in Brussels and is a member of BusinessEurope/EU, IOE/ILO and BIAC/OECD. EK agenda covers company & tax laws, IPR & innovation, labour & skills, SMEs, energy & climate as well as international trade including EU-China and Finland-China trade relations. EK is co-chairing the Finland-China Innovative Business Committee.

www.ek.fi/en

Sitra

Sitra is Finland’s innovation fund. Our experts predict the phenomena that will affect the future, develop new solutions and carry out open-minded experimentation together with our partners. Sitra’s vision is to create a fair, sustainable and inspiring future that ensures people’s well-being within the limits of the earth’s carrying capacity. We have three strategic themes: sustainability solutions, fair data economy and democracy and participation. Sitra was a present given by Parliament to Finland on the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.

www.sitra.fi/en/

Data point of the week

49%

Share of PRC consumers who consider local brands “better quality” than foreign ones in 2023

(McKinsey)