70 years of experience in the plastics industry
Sataplast for growth led by Aspelins
Sataplast was originally founded in Pori, Finland, in 1963 as a family-owned business. The activities expanded in ten years, and in search of better facilities the company moved to Kokemäki in 1972. The 1980’s saw more changes, when Juha and Lea Tiitola started as entrepreneurs and bought Sataplast, along with a paper manufacturing company in Hämeenkyro. Before his entrepreneurship Juha Tiitola had a long history in the plastic industry at Amerplast.
Sataplast grew and begun the manufacture of shopping bags. This was discontinued in the 2000’s, with focus continuing in the current product line; films, different kinds of bags, sacks and hoods, along with wrapper and packaging papers. In the same decade the company ownership was also shifted to the next generation, with Tiina and Jarmo Aspelin taking the reins. In the last 10 years Aspelin has grown swiftly through new investments and business acquisitions.
Hel-Pack’s ownership of Aspeline 2015
In 2015, an acquisition saw Hel-Pack Oy transferred to the Aspelins, further expanding the product rage. Krister Aspelin moved to head of the purchased company, including the third generation in line into the business. New facilities were built for Hel-Pack in Pirkkala, and the company moved in during the spring of 2017.
Muovijaloste joined in 2017
At the end of the same year the company structure saw a change, with Muovijaloste becoming a daughter company of Sataplast. The company, which specializes in the production of multi-colored printed plastic packaging, was founded in 1949. On October 24, 1949, student Hannu Posti co-founded Muovijaloste Oy with his father Hannes Post and Kyösti Smått, a technical genius who had a plastic bite of his time (pictured left). The achievements of the trio were e.g. The first test blowing of plastic film in Finland in 1952. The commercial production of Polyethylene Film, best known as a flexible packaging material, began in 1954 on Kirkkokatu in Lahti, moving from there via the Vesijärvenkatu office to Salpakangas Muovitie in Hollola in 1969.
Joutsen Paino joined in 2020
At the beginning of 2020, Joutsen Paino, which specializes in special printing products, was transferred to Sataplast. Joutsen Paino is a versatile Finnish printing house and an experienced expert in the packaging industry. Muovijaloste and Joutsen Paino, like Sataplast, are family businesses with a long history, whose value worlds met well. It was decided to merge the companies under the same name into the Aspelin Group. The most important pillars of the Aspelin Group are family values, customer orientation, quality and innovation. Joutsen Paino is located in Lappeenranta and with this acquisition, the Aspelin Group will have a large impact in southern Finland from west to eastern border.
Aspelin Group now
The packaging consortium, Aspelin Group, is one of the largest operators in the business. We wish to promote Finnish industry and work with our business and make the world a better place, one package at a time, while searching for solutions to prevent climate change.
Why choose us?
Business that Focuses on the Customer
According to our surveys, our customers are happy with our products. This is no surprise, because customers are the baseline for all our activities. Especial accolades have been given to our customer service, which we will continue to develop even further in the future.
The packaging industry needs new products, materials and environmentally friendly solutions. We actively develop our business and help to create a society where packaging is more than just a necessity that ends up as waste immediately.
Aspelin Group is a family-owned business, and our values reflect it. We trust in the quality of Finnish work and stand firm behind our products and production. We will continue to develop our products in Finland and wish to be trailblazers in developing Finnish industry.
We wish to offer the best possible quality, both in our products and services. Continuous development and quality improvements are a part of our everyday activities. It is our wish that the top quality of today is the regular quality of the future.