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.
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.
Rettig ICC acquires Sigath AB in Sweden.
Rettig ICC completes the aquisition of Emmeti S.P.A.
New Logistics Centre for Hewing is built.
New Research centre was established in Crimmitschau in Germany.
Acquisition of Hewing, a producer of high quality PE-Xc pipes, based in Germany.
Acquisition of towel warmer plant in Turkey, creating Turkish subsidiary.
Pioneer brand organisation was launched.
Following a devastating fire, the new valve factory in Newcastle West, Ireland opened.
New production hall developed in Rybnik, Poland and third line installed in Walcz, Poland.
Single business area of Rettig Indoor Climate Comfort (RICC) created.
The start of Rettig ICC
Majority shareholding acquired in Vogel & Noot Wärmetechnik, with factories in Austria, Hungary and Poland.
Delta laser welded radiators added to product range.
Acquired Blue Circle businesses, including MYSON, Finimétal, Thermopanel, LVI and MMA brands.
Subsidiary established in Tianjin, China.
Rettig Silesia radiator factory in Rybnik, Poland acquired.
Sales office established in Poland.
Radson radiator factory in Zonhoven, Belgium acquired.
Fellingsbro Verkstader AB radiator company acquired, strengthening presence in Sweden.
Two radiator factories acquired - Vienenburg, Germany and Bunberg, Ireland.
First radiator businesses acquired outside Finland.
Kymi-Strömberg radiator factory in Finland acquired.
Sales office established in UK.
Lämpölinja Oy radiator factory in Finland acquired.
New radiator factory opened in Pietarsaari, Finland.
Sales office established in Germany.
Oy Purmo Tuote radiator factory in Finland acquired.
Purmo-Tuote Oy was founded.