1948 was the year when an old farm with a hen house was leased for the purposes of paint making in Tuomarila, Espoo (Finland). The hen house was fully renovated, to house the laboratory, production, and shipping facilities, all being the responsibility of just one person
The first product of teknos was casein paint Tuomo, named after the locality of Tuomarila.
Soon thereafter, development began on Ferrex, the world’s first and best water-based metal primer ever created, which is now used globally on cruise lines, offshore platforms, steel structures, and commercial buildings across the planet.
After the global success of Ferrex, the company expanded its product development group, which over the decades since has led to innovations in all forms of finishes, including anti-microbial and anti-viral latex paints, along with leading-edge technology in both powder and liquid industrial coatings. Sometimes, the product innovations were contrary to past technologies, but the innovations have proven the company's creativity and its employees.
The company that literally began in a hen house, has evolved into an international operation, and one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers, with a sales and manufacturing facilities in 45 countries and on every continent.
TEKNOS INNOVATION Sustainability
Sustainability is a core part of the company’s overall business strategy, and all of the employees are an important part of that mission, which is to be the “Most Sustainable Paint Company in the World” by 2025. Teknos is highly committed to this goal, to manufacture the safest and most responsible paints on earth, which is the responsible thing to do for our employees and customers, including eliminating materials that release greenhouse gas emissions, which are hazardous to the earth and our climate. Moreover, the pursuit of Sustainability ensures that the company can provide long-term value to society in general and help make a greener planet. As a family-owned business, we must support its continuity, mission, and responsibilities across the globe. Nothing is more important to our company than protecting our natural resources and the safety of our employees and customers. There are four main areas of this endeavor:
Sustainable Solutions and Services
For Teknos, this means producing Sustainable materials that exceed the published safety levels as established by global environmental regulations and laws. It also means creating finishes that meet or exceed the customers’ demands by producing products with exceptional quality, which allows for an extended life cycle of its products, which preserves our natural and sustainable resources. Teknos invest heavily in research and development, which allows it to find more suitable alternatives to the standard chemical compositions. It has allowed the company to manufacture materials with little or no volatile organic compounds (VOC), hazardous air-polluting solvents (HAPS), or any other dangerous compounds, making it the safest paint company on earth.
Teknos has a commitment to help its employees and customer succeed now and into the future. This initiative provides business continuity which along with constant innovation, helps the company to attract new talent, and by providing a workplace open to new ideas. The employees are the lifeblood of our organization.
Teknos wants to make choices that serve the upcoming generations. They aim to build a company which the future generation would be proud to lead and be a part of. They aim to support entrepreneurship, education and thinking in society, and to invest in local communities.
Teknos make a wide variety of paints and coatings for all forms of industrial application’s, including both liquid and powder coating’s, for use on all types of substrates, including metal (ferrous and non ferrous), wood, masonry, concrete, fiberglass, and glass.
They offer a wide range of coating solutions for the hygiene management of public spaces, such as hospitals, schools, offices, and meeting rooms. Their hygiene management products are available in an almost infinite variety of colors so that public spaces can be designed as colorful, inspirational, and hygienic. They offer a wide range of coating solutions for the hygiene management of public spaces, such as hospitals, schools, offices, and meeting rooms. Their hygiene management products are available in an almost infinite variety of colors so that public spaces can be designed as colorful, inspirational, and hygienic.
Anti-graffiti coatings enable easier cleaning.
To facilitate removing unwanted graffiti, They have developed both wet and powder coatings with anti-graffiti properties. Anti-graffiti coatings form a dense protective film that withstands solvent-based graffiti removers and prevents the graffiti from penetrating deep into the surface. The film also has a slippery finish which aids in the removal of graffiti and it can endure several cleaning cycles. They offer anti-graffiti solutions for both powder coating and wet painting processes. Anti-graffiti coatings provide the most significant benefits to structures in public places such as trains, bus stops, trash cans, and bridges.