Founded in Finland during a time of short supply when resourceful entrepreneurs decided to make a difference.
Early employees named us Kiilto – Finnish for gloss – inspired by our first products of paints, polishes and waxes.
Boosted traditional industries with innovation. Targeting shoes, then wood and construction.
Emerged as a growth company. Multiplying turnover, employees and facilities.
Antti Solja, second generation entrepreneur, saves Kiilto from being sold by taking on a FIM 50 million debt. The sum still goes down as one of the largest personal loans in Finnish history.
Internationalized to Sweden.
Started our environmental responsibility work and vision.
Acquired and built new businesses. Expanded into adjacent segments like professional hygiene. And invested heavily in RDI.
Launched Our Promise to the Environment –that all company operations will be carbon neutral by 2028.
We now operate in 9 countries throughout the Nordics and the Baltics as a trusted brand and partner.
child 100 years later “
Founded in 2019, we’re an early-stage VC who dares to define the future of our parent company and the built environment by
DISCOVERING new concepts, teams and technology positioned for positive impact
VALIDATING market problems, startup fit and commercial deliverables
INVESTING in future-proof and regenerative solutions