A success story spanning more than six decades
Purso’s story began in 1959 when chemical engineer Esko Ollila realised that there were no Finnish companies anodising long aluminium pieces. Anodising as a process and aluminium as a material were familiar to Ollila from clockfaces and pot lids, but the pioneer-in-the-making also saw the wider potential of the versatile material.
Esko Ollila concluded that there was a demand to be met and established an aluminium surface treatment facility in Siuro to conquer the market with no more than five employees. Soon, the operations were expanded to encompass aluminium extrusion, and the first extrusion line was commissioned in 1974.
Growth through solid expertise
Much has happened over the course of 60 years in the business. Purso currently employs nearly 300 professionals, and the internationally successful company’s output is present everywhere from the facades of important buildings to lighting arrangements.
Despite the necessity of taking risks, Purso has successfully weathered every storm over the years. The company has reached its position as a trusted partner and pioneer in the field through solid expertise and bold action: Purso’s philosophy is rooted in scientific precision and the core values of all family-owned companies – openness, collaboration and responsibility.
The best choice for a partner – today and tomorrow
With the increasing use of aluminium, Purso is well-positioned for growth. The amazing characteristics of aluminium, the opportunities provided by digitalisation and our first-rate expertise form an unbeatable combination. This guarantees that we will remain the best partner for our customers for decades to come.
Operating in Siuro, Purso Oy is a company that designs and manufactures versatile aluminium solutions for industrial applications, building facades and lighting arrangements.
Nedal Aluminium B.V.
The strengths of the Dutch extrusion plant Nedal include large aluminium profiles and the production of light poles.
Purso Alucool Oy
Based in Tervajoki, Purso Alucool Oy manufactures aluminium cooling elements for the electrical and electronics industry.
Operating in Siuro, Linjapinta Oy is specialised in the surface treatment of aluminium, including ecological pre-treatment and powder coating.
The Purso family also includes the following companies
Fennosteel Oy is a medium-sized manufacturer of exhaust and thin-wall pipes, which is based in Parkano. Fennosteel’s largest customers include car importers and car accessory wholesalers.
Purso-Tools Oy is located in Pori and specialises in the manufacture of parts for heavy diesel and gas engines.
The Laitila-based Veme Oy primarily uses sheet metal and pipe material to produce subassemblies for manufacturers of cars, electrical appliances, playground equipment and furniture, for example.
PURSO GROUP IN NUMBERS
- 1959 Operation started
- 550 Employees
- 160 M€ M€ revenue
- 60 % International operations
- 60 % Share of recycled aluminium in products