Valmet (originally Valtion Metallitehtaat - State Metalworks) was formed in 1951, when the state of Finland decided to group their various factories working on war reparations to the Soviet Union under one company. Valmet and the factories fused with it produce a wide array of products including aeroplanes, auto- and locomotives, weapons manufacturing and everyday household appliances. Numerous parts of the company have since been sold or merged with other companies specializing in their own fields of trade and manufacture. Valmet itself is now a brand of Metso corporation.
- Saab Automobile (up to 2003)
- Porsche from 1997-
- Lada (AvtoVAZ)
- Opel - Calibra
- Ecobus - integral low-entry midibus, demonstrator ready in 1994, series production did not materialize
The automobile production company was founded in 1968.
The firearms most notably developed by Valmet include the Rk 62 and M82. A line of military trainer aircraft for the Finnish Air Force developed and manufactured by Valmet include the L-70 Vinka and L-90 Redigo.
Paper mills Edit
Other notable products are paper mill machinery and process control equipment. Valtion tykkitehdas produced artillery pieces for the Finnish Army along with Tampella AB industries. After World War II production switched to paper mills.
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