Wood processing over many generations
FURTHER WOOD PROCESSING SINCE THE EARLY 2000s
Since 2001, the company has particularly focused on further processing, and in 2002 it made its first investments in finger-jointing. In recent years, Kurikka Timber has continued to expand its operations.
Today, Kurikka Timber is one of the leading producers of scantlings for the construction carpentry industry in Europe.
The company’s main markets are Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Finland.
Kurikka Timber aims at expanding its operations further and strong growth in the coming years. We want to be the top-performing producer of window and door scantlings in Northern Europe. We offer our customers the industry’s best services and the best value for money without compromising on eco-friendliness. Furthermore, our operational security is in a league of its own, explains Kurikka Timber’s current Managing Director Jaakko Kurikka, who represents the fifth generation running the wood processing business.
KURIKKA TIMBER’S HISTORY
Kurikka Timber has its roots in Kuortane, Finland, where Heikki Kurikka started wood processing in the 1890s at a frame sawmill. However, the year that Kurikka Timber was born is considered to be 1928, when Heikki Kurikka’s children Svante and Heikki (Junior) founded the company “Suolahden Puu” in Suolahti, Finland. Heikki and Svante Kurikka were great industrial figures in their time – they owned a total of five sawmills, four ocean-going ships, two brick factories and several sales offices. However, the operations diminished during and after the war.
In 1975, Erkki Kurikka founded the company “Suolahden Höyläämö”, which focused on indoor and external cladding, mouldings and local sales of boards. Erkki Kurikka’s son Heikki Uolevi Kurikka brought the wood processing operations to their current location in Suolahti in 1994. In 2009, the company closed its sawmill business, which has been part of the company since the very beginning, and changed its name to Kurikka Timber.