Our history

We proudly bear the name of our founder, Mr. Heikki Huhtamäki. Young Heikki, a village baker's son, established Huhtamäki Industries in 1920 in Kokkola, Finland. Ever since then, we've followed his spirit of adventure in exploring new opportunities across the world.

By the 1960s, our packaging business was fully established, with Polarpak leading the European paper cup market. In the 1970s we started to expand our presence and technical capabilities outside Finland and we haven't stopped since. Simply put, we've expanded with our customers as their consumer markets have grown.

Today we operate around the world, manufacturing in six continents. We continue to form important partnerships and to make acquisitions where it counts for our customers, as well as growing organically. Right now, we're growing our presence in fast-growing regions, including Africa and the Middle East. So we're well placed to serve both global and local customers – wherever you see your next opportunity.