Suomi-Tikas Oy is a Finnish family owned company in the metal industry founded in 1979, operated and run by three generations of the Peltonen family. We manufacture professional ladders, workbenches and a diverse range of maintenance and climbing steps designed to meet the needs of a wide range of industries and the logistics sectors. Our products are designed in-house with both safety and long lasting durability for our industrial clients as our criteria.
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To ensure consistent quality levels Suomi-Tikas Oy products are manufactured from start to finish in Finland, at our factory facility in Talma, Sipoo.
We take pride in our products being highly praised for their durability, stability and functionality. Nevertheless, we want to make continuous development to improve their features.
In 1979, the company’s founder, Sakari Peltonen, started the company perfecting his design of a three-part extension ladder to meet the needs of the Finnish rescue services. Constructed from aluminium, that ladder model (JT-384 PK) was manufactured for 25 years.
In 1984, when Markku Peltonen, (Sakari’s son) became Sakari’s working partner, he focused on our product design and development. Thanks to Markku, the company’s range of ladders expanded over the years in response the specific needs of other professional groups and clients.
Suomi-Tikas Oy is still operating strongly with the third generation of the Peltonen family, led by Markku’s sons Manuel and Samuel Peltonen. Ensuring the commitment to quality and safety remain our core values.
To ensure consistent quality levels Suomi-Tikas Oy products are manufactured from start to finish in Finland, at our factory facility in Talma, Sipoo. We also endeavour to utilise local sourcing for the parts of the products not manufactured ourselves for the reason. For example, wire plywood boards are produced from Finnish sawmills and the anti-slip devices from a Finnish manufacturer
Although our Finnish sense of humour may sometimes slip into our advertising, we take the quality, longevity, and safety of our products very seriously. These are criteria that we do not compromise on.
We take pride in our products being highly praised for their durability, stability and functionality. Nevertheless, we want to make continuous development to improve their features. We never want to be in a situation where renewal is no longer inspiring, and fortunately our great team maintains that enthusiasm.
We strive to be an easy-to-approach, competitive and reliable manufacturer of professional ladders now and in the future, and our products are known for high quality and our operations for transparency.
Despite continuous improvement and product development, the production of the fire department’s three-part extension ladder (KTS-390 PK) continues. Those ladders can still be found in our collection, as well as, of course, on top of fire trucks.