The Rovaniemi-based company Forest of Lapland Ltd is aiming for an international breakthrough.
The company, which focuses on bio-based business in Lapland, was established in 2015. This hi-tech company trusts that sustainable development, non-fossil fuel energy and circular economy will be fundamental values for consumers in the future.
The trees, plants and berries of coniferous forests contain compounds that can be utilised in cosmetics, cleaning products and supplements, among other things. The company has created the Davvi family of cosmetics products that utilise ingredients, traditional knowledge and scientific research from Lapland. There are no synthetic chemicals in the products. The ingredients include oats, cranberries, lingonberries and raspberries.
Managing Director Antti Kuivalainen says that in the future, consumers around the world will choose products that are made from renewable materials. The company has already presented new products to Finnish consumers, and the feedback has been positive. In addition to domestic sales, the company has formed a sales network that covers countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. The company also reaches out to international customers through its online store.
In the past, the nature and ingredients of the North have been utilised in cosmetics by companies such as Lumene from Finland. Forest of Lapland carries out research co-operation with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), the University of Tampere’s Department of Pharmacology and Lappeenranta University of Technology. Forest of Lapland is a subsidiary of Ahma insinöörit Oy. The group’s turnover is approximately €10 million. The new area of bio-based business in Lapland is expected to make a significant contribution to the group’s turnover.