Teknos Group Oy is the leading supplier of industrial coatings in Scandinavia with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings too. Teknos is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. Group companies operate in Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia and Russia, and through a well-established network of agents and representatives in about twenty other European countries. During the year Teknos and Polish firm Oliva signed an agreement to merge together and become one of the leading players in the Polish metal paint market. According to the agreement the new company will operate under Teknos-Oliva name and brand. Oliva is a well-known brand in Poland in the metal industry paints and yacht paints markets. In spring 2010 Teknos opened a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai, China. In addition to sales and technical services, the operations of Teknos China cover a tinting service, logistics and warehousing provided through a local partner.