This is Berner

Highlights in 2016

  • January‑February

  • The planning of the Beryks – Renewal Together office premises and change project began. The aim is to relocate to new premises in June 2017.

  • May

  • We carried out a T-Media reputational survey to assess the public perception of Berner Ltd’s reputation. The average score was fairly good and we initiated development efforts to support more interaction and improve our communications related to responsibility.

  • June

  • A project began to improve waste water treatment at the production facilities in Heinävesi.

  • October‑November

  • Investments in new packaging technology were made in Heinävesi. The new production line for packaging flammable liquids in retail pouches is the first of its kind in Finland. The new Lasol and Korrek pouches are easy to recycle and they generate up to 65 percent less waste than ordinary plastic bottles.

  • We acquired the consumer car and boat coating business of SC Design Ltd. The transaction helped Berner acquire significant expertise and know-how related to thin film coating (TFC) products.

  • We acquired the business operations of Ordior Ltd, a company specializing in the sales and import of laboratory equipment in Finland and Estonia, which was previously part of the University Pharmacy Group. The Ordior acquisition reinforces our market position in the field of professional laboratory solutions.

  • December

  • We prepared to celebrate the centennial of Finland’s independence. Berner is one of the corporate partners of the Finland 100 program in 2017. We decide to celebrate Finland by supporting Save the Children Finland’s Fuel for Life program. We also delight Finns with a hundred gift baskets and by launching XZ Blueberry shampoo, a new product for the jubilee year.