History

HKFoods' journey into a fundamentally strongly Finnish yet internationally operating listed company started in January 1913, when about twenty farmers from the south-west of Finland founded Lounais-Suomen Osuusteurastamo.

110 Meaty Years

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2023-2024

Years of changes

2022

Change of CEO

2019

New strategy, Turnaround programme and partnerships

2018

Exports to China started

2017

Rauma poultry unit completed

2015

HKScan acquired a 50% stake in Paimion Teurastamo, a cattle slaughterhouse

2014

HKScan divested its ownership of Sokolóv by selling its stake in Saturn Nordic Holding AB

2013

The food industry expert turns 100

2011

HK Rypsiporsas®

2010

Arriving on Danish soil

2007

Expansion to Sweden

2003

Arrangements on the domestic front

2002

Poland becomes a country of interest

2001

Poultry house Tallegg

1998

Internationalisation begins at Rakvere

1993

New growth through Kariniemi

1991

Ruokatalo comes to Vantaa

The meat industry's major restructuring begins

1989

SOT's merger with LSO

1988

The beginnings of HKScan

1985

S Group withdraws from the meat industry

1983

Broilertalo's Säkylä plant opens for production

1981

OTK sells its meat business

1977

Retail shops

1976

HK Kabanossi® and the new age of barbecue

1975

Forssa becomes a centre for slaughterhouses

1971

The market in southern Finland gains clarity

1968

The introduction of Popsi sausages

1964

The operating area expands for the first time

1963

HK Sininen Lenkki® enters the market

1958

Free up homemakers' time

1949

The beginnings of Helsingin Kauppiaat

1938

The golden age of exports

1936

The central firm TLK is born

1921

Motor vehicles arrive on the scene

1913

A hundred years ago