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From a carpentry workshop to a global player

History

Over 100-years of expertise: Building a bridge from a successful past to a sustainable future

Better Living Environments

Uponor’s story began in 1918, when Aukusti Asko-Avonius established a carpentry workshop in Lahti, Finland. The workshop quickly grew into the largest furniture supplier in the Nordic countries. In the 1960’s, the company expanded its business further into the plastics industry.

 

Today, we are building a bridge from a successful past to a sustainable future. With the same innovative spirit that brought next-generation alternatives to concrete, iron and copper as piping materials, we are moving forward into ever-more intelligent solutions. With a focus on sustainability, we promote innovation in energy saving and smarter water usage for the benefit of our customers and the world we live in.

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1918

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

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

1938

1948

With the production of cast iron pipes, sewer pipes become a whole new product group for Upo.

Cast iron pipes

1965

1972

First in world, Wirsbo in Sweden starts to manufacture the unique and innovative PEX pipe for heating and plumbing applications.

Wirsbo in sweden

1982

1986

Uponor introduces the unique structured wall pipe construction called Ultra Rib.

ultra rip

1987-1988

1990

The first overlapped welded multi-layer composite pipe (MLCP) is invented and patented by Uponor.

multi layer composite pipe

1990

1993

The world’s first press fitting for MLCP is launched.

press fitting for mlcp

1994

1997 - 2006

  • During 1997-1999 Uponor acquires the German company Unicor, and becomes a leader in multi-layer composite pipe.
  • Uponor merges with parent company Asko Corporation, renamed Uponor Corporation on 1 January 2000.
  • 2006: Uponor consolidates all businesses under one brand.

 

uponor logo

2013

2015

UWater, a start-up company that specialises in water quality monitoring, is acquired.

uwater

2016

2017

Uponor acquires a new manufacturing site in Hutchinson, Minnesota, to meet continued strong growth in the USA.

Uponor north america

2018

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The history of Uponor

90 years Uponor

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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