Monthly Archives: September 2014
- September 01, 2014
Harvia Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna heaters and is the market leader in the Finnish sauna heater sector. In addition to heaters, Harvia produces saunas as well as sauna accessories and steam rooms.
The family run company started in 1950 with the founder Tapani Harvia. Tapani Harvia had fond memories of a continuously heated stove he experienced during his youth and had a plan to reproduce this. As a result of Tapani Harvia’s hard work, professional skill and innovative style, Harvia sauna heaters were the start of a huge success story.
He made the first wood burning Harvia stove for his own use in 1950. The first Harvia stoves intended for sale were manufactured in the mid-1950 and by the late 1950s Harvia initiated the manufacture of continuously heated stoves.
In the early 1970s Harvia moved to the town of Muurame and constructed a new factory hall there. Throughout the 1970s the company grew at a pace of some 30% annually. The oil crisis of