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Did you know that many of the popular Fiskars products are designed, manufactured and tested in Finland? Largely thanks to Finnish craftsmanship, Fiskars has come a long way since it was founded as an ironworks in 1649; today, it is one of the oldest companies in the Western world. Fiskars – and the Finns – are also to be thanked for the world’s first plastic-handled scissors, launched in 1967. Read on to find out what other classic Fiskars products are made in Finland.
The story of Fiskars started in the village of Fiskars, where the company’s products were initially manufactured. In the early 1980s, the factory moved to the nearby village of Billnäs, located 10 kilometres from Fiskars. The iconic orange-handled Fiskars scissors are perhaps the most well-known product made at our Billnäs factory; other popular designs include the classic Fiskars manicure scissors, the Functional Form scissor series and the RollSharp scissor sharpener. Our billhooks, sappies and axes are also manufactured at Billnäs – including the award-winning Norden and Xseries axes.
All Fiskars cookware is manufactured at our factory at Sorsakoski, a small village located in Northern Savonia. Since its founding in 1891, the factory has played a significant role in the lives of the villagers and those living in surrounding areas. Initially, the factory belonged to Hackman, a traditional Finnish cutlery and cookware company later acquired by Fiskars. Many popular Fiskars cookware products are made at Sorsakoski, including the All Steel and Hard Face pots and pans.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Fiskars; each Fiskars product made in Finland is also tested in Finland. Both of our factories have their own product development and innovation facilities, including test kitchens and gardens where our product experts do hands-on testing. In many ways, product development is craftsmanship at its best; for example, all Fiskars scissors are meticulously tested even down to their characteristic sound.