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From a carpentry workshop to a global player

History

Uponor today is formed from the European innovators of the past and its roots can be traced right back to the 1620's.

The company has its origins in 1918, with the first plastic pipes manufactured in 1965.

Over the following decades the company has grown through innovation and investment in new products and markets, along with strategic acquisitions and development, to become a leading supplier of plumbing, indoor climate and infrastructure solutions around the globe.

1918

Aukusti Asko-Avonius establishes a carpentry workshop in Lahti, Finland.
Aukusti Asko Avonius

1964

The first plastic factory, Upo-Muovi, starts up in Nastola, Finland, and launches its first plastic pipes.
Uponor factory

1988

Uponor enters plastic hot water pipe business by acquiring the German company Hewing and the Swedish company Wirsbo Asko Oy is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
Hewing

1997

1997
Acquisition of 40% of the German company, Unicor GmbH, ownership raised to 100% by 1999.

1999
Uponor merges with parent company Asko Oyj – renamed Uponor Oyj on 31 December 1999.

 2006
One brand and "One Unified Uponor".

Uponor Hassfurt

2016

Uponor and Belkin International establilsh a company called Phyn.
Uponor phyn logo
Uponor History book

uponor-history-book

In celebration of 90 years in business, Uponor published in September 2008 a book conveying its story from 1918 to 2008.
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