Our diverse product portfolio is managed through six business units: Consumer goods, Leisure goods, Agency, Pro, Machines and Agricultural trade. Our main customers are the private sector, the public sector and consumers.
Our headquarters, product development and production facilities are based in Finland, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway and the Baltic countries. We also seek profitable growth opportunities in regions in the vicinity of our home market.
Our operations include in-house product development and production, import operations, sales and marketing as well as efficient services for product management and supply chain management. Berner Group also includes Berner Chemicals Ltd. which produces magnesium chemicals in Kokemäki, Finland, for industrial uses and for the purification of air and water.
In 2019, group’s turnover amounted to MEUR 303.9 and operating profit to MEUR 15.6. Group empoloyed last year 510 employees in avarage.
Domestic product development and production are among our key strengths. We began the production of our own products in the 1950s with the XZ oil care product. Today, we develop our products at the laboratory of our company headquarters in Helsinki’s Herttoniemi district and manufacture them at Heinävesi, where we have almost 60 employees.
Quality has been the most important criteria of our products ever since 1883, when the company’s Norwegian founder Sören Berner went into the herring import business. Our high quality requirements apply to our own manufacturing as well as the products we source around the world.
Berner has a long track record of operating responsibly, and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We want to build a better tomorrow and work to ensure well-being and good living for all of us – also 100 years from now. Our sustainability efforts are guided by our new sustainability program and its targets.
Read more in Berner Ltd’s annual report 2019.
The cornerstones of our operations are our values: work, integrity and humanity.