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Fiskars - a Finnish world group

Fiskarswas founded in 1649 by the Dutch PeterThorwöste in the homonymous village in southernFinland. Initially, the company manufactured nails, hoes and alloywheels and was known for the outstanding quality of steel.

The era Julin characterized the range

In 1822, the chemist JohannJacob Julin bought the company and began the scissorproduction. The production of plowing reached to its peak (up to 1million per year) in the early 1930s. In the 1960s, the production ofplastic was launched and introduced the legendary ergonomic grip forscissors. Furthermore, a boat manufacturer was taken over. Later,Fiskars product portfolio also included cookware and cutlery as well asthen the gardening equipment and tools for the garden.

Fiskars and the Iittala Group

In 2007 the industrial trust overtook the Iittala Group whichis consisting of brands Iittala,Hackman, Arabia,Rörstrand, and Höganäs Keramik.In particular, the Hackman brand was the strongest competitor in thefield of cookware for Fiskars in the Nordic home markets. In the 1990s,Hackman bought the famous design brands Iittala, Arabia andRörstrand. Through this acquisition of the design companiesthe result brought higher quality products in the assortment ofHackman.  Also the acquisition process led the company todesign new series in the end of 1990s by the designers BjörnDahlström and HarriKoskinen. Björn Dahlström designed thehigh-quality series Toolswith the unique compound material. The series is offered till this dayin the collection of Finnish design brand Iittala. Harri Koskinendesigned the cookware series AllSteel for the daily use. The series was initially offered asHackman product. It was incorporated into the collection of Iittala forrestructuring the group in 2005. In 2014, the series was completelyrevised and a new ceramic coating was introduced. Furthermore, someparts with 5-layer material are offered under the name AllSteel+. From 2014 to 2015, the series again belonged to thecollection of the brand Hackman and since late summer 2015 belongs tothe collections of the brand Fiskars.

The cookware series HardFace is one of the most popular cookware series inScandinavia.

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