Sampo Rosenlew Ltd
Sampo Rosenlew Ltd is a family owned company that employs approximately 400 people and has a turnover of 92MEUR.
The company's main products are combine harvesters and forest harvesters. Combine harvesters account for nearly 60% of net sales.
Sampo Rosenlew Ltd was set up in 1991 through a management buy-out. Business operations were first started on the present premises in 1853 by Oy W. Rosenlew Ab, a family business. Business started by shipping timber, and then gradually diversified into agricultural machinery. Combine harvester was launched in 1957. It gradually became the most successful product in the product range.
The home of the corporation is located in Pori, where combine harvesters and forest harvesters are manufactured. Sampo Rosenlew also subcontracts its equipment and know-how to other industrial corporations. In early 2005 Sampo Components was started in Nakkila, Finland. The plant produces parts and structures for the metal industry.
Sampo Rosenlew is currently selling its machines to over 50 countries and exports appr. 80% of its products. The main market is currently North Africa. Other strong export countries include Ukraine and Belarus.
Sampo-Rosenlew’s recent success is heavily based on the idea of a local assembly. In practise it means developing local agriculture and food production. It also employs local people. At the same time it reduces freight costs and improves after sales services. Costs are also reduced by using local suppliers.