YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1892
REVENUE: $639 million
MARKETS SERVED: Decorative coatings
Erkki Jarvinen, president and CEO; Jukka Havia, CFO; Petri Miettinen, VP, supply chain and HSEQ; Anna-Lena Hogfeldt, VP, group marketing; Kenneth Sundberg, VP, R&D; Janno Paju, VP, East.
Tikkurila Oyj is a Finnish manufacturer of paints and lacquers. Tikkurila is the market leader in decorative paints in Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic countries. Russia, Sweden, Finland and Poland account for 80 percent of the Group’s revenue. Tikkurila is one of the key partners of the Finnish pavilion at the 2017 World Expo which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan June 10 - September 10. At the expo, Tikkurila will promote its sustainable solutions for energy efficiency and a more sustainable living. All the interior and exterior surfaces of the Finnish pavilion will be painted with Tikkurila’s surface treatment solutions.
Tikkurila has had operations in Kazakhstan since 2006, and the company is present in all Central Asian countries. Tikkurila, which is the market leader in Kazakhstan in premium products, was the first Western paint producer to start local production in the country.
“Tikkurila is an active player in Kazakhstan. In 2015, we opened a factory in Almaty, and currently employ around 40 people in the country. Our new ecological factory produces water-borne decorative paints to meet the needs of Central Asian market,” said Petri Miettinen, senior vice president, Supply Chain Management & HSEQ at Tikkurila.