Our story

Your companion in all weathers, since 1898

1898 Suomen Gummitehdas Oy (Finnish Rubber Works Ltd) is established

1904 The factory is moved from Helsinki to Nokia

1959 The factory is re-named Suomen Kumitehdas

1967 Suomen Kumitehdas is merged into Oy Nokia Ab (Nokia Corporation)

1968 The Hai is launched as a sailing boot

1973 The Kontio boot is launched, at first as a men’s model

1990 Nokian Footwear Ltd diverges from the mother company and focuses on manufacturing rubber boots

2002 Part of production is transferred to ISO-certified manufacturers in Serbia and Slovakia

2005 The Finnish family firm Berner Ltd buys Nokian Footwear. Design of the rubber boots remains in Finland.