Finnish manufacturer of various rubber shoes. Part of a family concern Berner.
The production of rubber products in Finland began in 1898, when a factory was established by a group of businessmen. Suomen Gummitehdas Osakeyhtiö (Finnish rubber plant). It was originally located in Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland), but in 1904 production was moved to the town of Nokia (Nokia). Its main products were galoshes and rubber boots.
Since 1967, the factory has become part of the corporation Nokia, as one of its three divisions (rubber industry, woodworking and electrical engineering).
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At the end of the 80s of the last century Nokia decided to focus entirely on telecommunications and abandon all other activities. On the basis of its rubber division, two companies were formed: Nokian Tires, now a renowned tire manufacturer, and Nokian Footwear (in the Finnish manner - Nokian Jalkineet), which focused entirely on the production of rubber boots. Both of them are no longer affiliated with the company. Nokia. The first remained independent, and the second in 2005 was acquired by the concern Berner Oy.