Teknos story begins in in 1948 in an old hen house which was leased for the purpose of paint making in Tuomarila, Espoo (Finland).
Teknos was established in 1948, and is today one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. The company is headed by CEO Paula Salastie, who currently represents the third generation of the Kiikka family.
As we are a family-run business, we operate with little hierarchy and provide a workplace, where everyone is treated fairly. Most of our employees mention their colleagues, our innovative products and the warm and friendly atmosphere as the best things in their jobs. The way we treat our employees, our clients and do business is described in our Code of Conduct.
Although we come from different backgrounds and cultures across the globe we all share the same values. Our values creativity, persistence and fairness influence all our operations. They define what is important and appreciated within the company. Following them in our daily work enables us to develop our products, operations – and even ourselves as a team – for the benefit of our customers and our employees.
While creative thinking is particularly emphasized in research and development, it also manifests itself throughout the company. Creativity becomes visual in the way we respond to the evolving customer needs, both when it comes to technical properties and customer service.
The determination to discover the best possible solution for every customer need is visible in our long-term partnerships. We are committed to constantly improve our expertise and performance by working in several long-term development projects both inside the company as well as helping the customers in refining their processes.
All customers, personnel and partners are treated equally and with respect in accordance with the legislation of each country. This is reflected by our honesty and the way we keep our promises. Our knowledge and experience is openly shared with our employees.