Milestones in our history
Manufacturing of resilient coverings begins in Nokia. Production expands in 1960s to include public spaces' resilient mats and flexible vinyl mats.
Upofloor Oy inaugurates quartz vinyl tile factory at Ikaalinen.
Karelia Parketti begins from Parkettiliike Väänänen Oy, founded by Heikki Väänänen to engage in hardwood flooring installation, wholesale and imports.
Tuupovaara hardwood flooring factory acquired by Karelia Parketti Oy. Production of hardwood flooring with Karelia trademark begins in 1992.
Kuopio factory completed.
Karelia Parketti Oy and Upofloor Oy merge to form Karelia Yhtymä group.
Hartwall family becomes majority shareholder of Karelia Yhtymä Oy (Hartwall family 63.3%, Heikki Väänänen's family 33.4%, external board members and operative management 3.3%).
Group name changed to Karelia-Upofloor Oy, and started production in Romania.
Upofloor Oy acquired the share capital Laattamaailma Oy (import and sales of ceramic tiles and glass bricks).
Karelia-Upofloor's subsidiary, Focus Wood, started parquet production in Russia.
Hartwall Capital Oy Ab buys the Karelia Upofloor Oy shares owned by Heikki Väänänen's family. After the acquisition Hartwall Capital and its stakeholders own ninetynine percent of the group.
Merger of Karelia-Upofloor and the Swedish company Ab Gustaf Kähr. The majority owner Triton and the second largest owner Hartwall Capital.