The history of Purmo Group

Change has always been a part of our DNA. We have always been perceptive to what is happening around us and good at grasping opportunities as they occur. But it has never been about just change for change’s sake. It has been about keeping us ahead of the curve, about using our insight to move forward and being good at implementing the moves required.

Our roots are in small, family owned businesses that have applied this ability to grow into successful international operations. As part of that tradition, we have changed throughout our history. From the little village of Purmo, Finland, the company has grown into an international leader in indoor climate comfort solutions through successful operations, mergers and acquisitions.

Foreseeing the future of our industry is something we have always done. From taking a major role in the rebuilding of the infrastructure in eastern Europe to anticipating the possibilities of the emerging Pan-European market and taking advantage of them. From being responsive to growing demands of sustainability and delivering solutions to accelerate that development to embracing new opportunities on a global scale today.

As Purmo Group, we must take a stronger leadership role in all markets and accelerate the development of the industry in general. To get there, we will use all our brands to answer the growing demands of the markets.

2019

Rettig ICC becomes Purmo Group

The decorative steel tubular business of Quinn Radiators Ltd is acquired.

A state-of-the-art factory opens in Yangshou, China.

2018

Rettig ICC acquires Sigath AB in Sweden.

2015

Rettig ICC completes the aquisition of Emmeti S.P.A.

2014

New Logistics Centre for Hewing is built.

2013

New Research centre was established in Crimmitschau in Germany.

2012

Acquisition of Hewing, a producer of high quality PE-Xc pipes, based in Germany.

2008

Acquisition of towel warmer plant in Turkey, creating Turkish subsidiary.

2007

Pioneer brand organisation was launched.

2006

Following a devastating fire, the new valve factory in Newcastle West, Ireland opened.

2006

New production hall developed in Rybnik, Poland and third line installed in Walcz, Poland.

2003

Single business area of Rettig Indoor Climate Comfort (RICC) created.

The start of Rettig ICC

 

2002

Majority shareholding acquired in Vogel & Noot Wärmetechnik, with factories in Austria, Hungary and Poland.

2001

Delta laser welded radiators added to product range.

2000

Acquired Blue Circle businesses, including MYSON, Finimétal, Thermopanel, LVI and MMA brands.

1997

Subsidiary established in Tianjin, China.

1993

Rettig Silesia radiator factory in Rybnik, Poland acquired.

1992

Sales office established in Poland.

1990

Radson radiator factory in Zonhoven, Belgium acquired.

1989

Fellingsbro Verkstader AB radiator company acquired, strengthening presence in Sweden.

1989

Two radiator factories acquired - Vienenburg, Germany and Bunberg, Ireland.

1989

First radiator businesses acquired outside Finland.

1986

Kymi-Strömberg radiator factory in Finland acquired.

1985

Sales office established in UK.

1983

Lämpölinja Oy radiator factory in Finland acquired.

1976

New radiator factory opened in Pietarsaari, Finland.

1974

Sales office established in Germany.

1970

Oy Purmo Tuote radiator factory in Finland acquired.

1953

Purmo-Tuote Oy was founded.

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