Lahden Rauta- ja Metalliteollisuustehdas Osakeyhtiö established.
First wood processing machines manufactured (frame saws).
Company name changed to Lahden Rautateollisuus Oy.
Henrik Schwartzberg started as Technical Manager.
Production of scales started.
A new foundry built.
Production of veneer manufacturing machinery started.
Scales division takes the name Lahden Vaaka Oy.
The furniture factory Sopenkorpi Oy established.
Sopekaluste Oy established in 1954 to market furniture made by Sopenkorpi Oy.
Lahden Vaaka Oy, Sopenkorpi Oy and Sopekaluste Oy merged to Lahden Rautateollisuus Oy.
New factory built in Nastola.
New Sales Office founded in Portland, USA. Company name changed to Raute Inc. in 1978.
The operation of the foundry ceased.
Company name changed to Raute Oy.
Raute expanded to USA and Canada by acquisition of Durand Machine Company Ltd.
Sales office opened in Singapore.
The office of Raute Wood Processing Machinery transferred from Lahti to Nastola.
All production of machinery at Lahti plant transferred to Nastola in 1991.
Raute’s divisions consolidated: Raute Wood Processing Machinery Oy, Raute Precision Oy and Sope Interior Oy.
Raute Oy’s series A shares listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, company name changed to Raute Oyj in 1998. Sope Interior sold.
Sales office established in Santiago, Chile.
Acquisition of 49.9% of the Mecano Group Oy and the entire share capital of Jymet Engineering Oy.
Raute Precision sold.
Raute Service LLC, providing maintenance and spare parts services in Russia, established in St. Petersburg.
Subsidiary Raute (Shanghai) Machinery Co., Ltd established in China.
First local Service Center established.
Raute acquired Metriguard Inc.
Global megatrends such as raising environmental awareness, climate change and interest in renewable materials boost our journey. Wood fibre is getting more and more valuable not only as long-lasting and environmentally friendly building material but also as a carbon sink against climate change for the life time of wood products. We are turning these values into competitive advantage to our customers with machinery and equipment for the profitable and environmentally sustainable production of wood products.
We welcome the new interest in wood and renewables. Our journey has taught us to turn wood material profitably to high-quality wood products in any wood growing areas. The new innovations and new digital tools combined to our technology and services are steps we are taking next. We want to make sure that the raw material is used as efficiently as possible respecting the value it offers. Stay tuned for our next innovations and mile stones.
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