Telko has more than 110 years of business. The company was established in 1908 with name Metalliteollisuuskonttori. Telko's roots are deep in the Finnish industry – the name of the company comes from the historical Suomen Teollisuuskonttori, which was established in 1917 and was specialized in imports of coal and coke.
Telko has always been serving local customers with products and solutions they need.
Present-day Telko was born in 2008 in the fusion of Aspo Chemicals and Kauko-Telko into Aspo, of which Telko is a subsidiary. The new company has since then become one of the leading distributors in selected markets with a unique presence in Eastern Market.
In over hundred and ten years time Telko has grown into a multinational raw material distributor and process expert serving customers around the globe. Telko Values will guide the company forward in development to become a sustainability forerunner and preferred solution provider which will bridge the industrial customers and principals in a sustainable way.
The establishment of Metalliteollisuuskonttori by well known mechanical engineering companies.
Suomen Teollisuuskonttori established, importing coal and coke among other products.
Adoption of the name Telko.
Sales start for Good Year car tyres and technical plastics.
1960's and 1970's
Hardware store operations.
First storage tank in Rauma chemical terminal is established.
Starckjohan becomes major shareholder in Telko.
Starckjohann-Telko is listed on the Helsinki stock exchange.
The chemicals business grows, Aspokem is established.
Subsidiaries established in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Telko's business operations sold to Kaukomarkkinat.
Subsidiaries established in Russia and Ukraine.
Aspo aquires Kauko-Telko. Aspo Chem and Telko raw material business merged. The new Telko concentrates on plastics and chemicals.
Subsidiaries established in China and Belarus.
RTS (Rauma Terminal Services) is established.
Subsidiary in Kazahkstan, sales office in Czech Republic.
Subsidiary established in Caucasus.
Telko 110 years
Telko Ltd acquires the business of the Danish company Square Oil A/S.
Telko Ltd acquires the business of the Danish company H H Plastkombi A/S.
Subsidiary established in Romania.
Telko acquires a Swedish company ILS Nordic AB and its subsidiary Autolubes Nordic AB.
Telko acquires an Estonian company Mentum AS.
Telko acquires a Polish distribution company Eltrex.
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