DIVERSIFIED FINNISH FAMILY COMPANY
Throughout our long history, interactive way of operating and listening to the consumers, we have become experts in Finnish daily life. Quality has been the most important criteria of our products for 137 years and counting.
Berner is a Finnish family company established in 1883. Its high-quality Finnish and international brands are an integral part of daily life in Finland. Our diverse product portfolio is managed through six business units: Consumer goods, Leisure goods, Berner Industries, Pro, Machines and Agricultural trade. Our main customers are the private sector, the public sector and consumers.
Our headquarters, product development and production facilities are based in Finland, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway and the Baltic countries. We also seek profitable growth opportunities in regions in the vicinity of our home market. Our operations include in-house product development and production, import operations, sales and marketing as well as
efficient services for product management and supply chain management. Berner Group also includes Berner Chemicals Oy, which produces magnesium chemicals in Kokemäki for industrial uses and for the purification of air and water.
In 2019, the Group’s turnover amounted to EUR 303.9 million and operating profit amounted to EUR 15.6 million. Berner Group employed an average of 510 people in 2019.
We began the production of our own products in the 1950s with the XZ oil care product. Today, we develop our products at the laboratory of our company headquarters
in Helsinki’s Herttoniemi district and manufacture them at Heinävesi, where we have almost 60 employees.
Quality has been the most important criteria of our products ever since 1883, when the company’s Norwegian founder Sören Berner went into the herring import business. Our high quality requirements apply to our own manufacturing as well as the products we source around the world.
Berner has a long track record of operating responsibly, and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We want to build a better tomorrow and work to ensure well-being and good living for all of us – also 100 years from now.
The cornerstones of our operations are our values: work, integrity and humanity