We are a Finnish family business that manufactures food-safe and high-quality kitchen products for both home cooks and kitchen professionals. Food packaging solutions are also part of our offering.
Our digital innovation, Chefstein®, is Finland’s leading digital self-monitoring service for HACCP. It promotes food safety and self-monitoring in professional kitchens, minimizes food waste, and helps businesses using it to operate responsibly and efficiently.
Our turnover in 2022 was 29.2 million euros. The share of product exports in revenue is roughly one-fifth. We export for instance to Baltic countries, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Altogether, we employ 90 people in our Espoo HQ and at our factory in Rauma.
With Love for Cooking, Reducing Waste
It is of utmost importance to us that we serve our customer base responsibly. Responsibility is one of our key values that has guided our operations for decades. We are committed to incorporating sustainable development principles into all aspects of our work, taking into account social, economic, and environmental responsibility.
Welcome to join our journey – Together. Boldly. Responsibly
Fredman’s story dates back to 1937, to the village of Kauttua in Eura, Finland. That year, Euran Paperi Oy was founded, which manufactured products ranging from waxed candy wrappers to electrocardiogram paper. Later, Euran Paperi became part of the Ahlström Corporation, with which Certix Ky, founded by Christian Fredman, was also merged in the early 1990s.
In the late 1990s, Christian Fredman set out to develop the company’s consumer products sector by acquiring Ahlström’s consumer goods subsidiary as its managing director. The company grew and went global with the help of legendary flagship products such as Elmu® plastic wrap and baking paper and Carita® fiber cloth, as well as many others.
In 2002, Christian’s sons, Clas and Peter Fredman, stepped in to take a role in the company. Since then, following massive investments and rebranding, Fredman is assuming a stronger foothold in the Finnish market and is set on internationalization. At the end of 2020, Clas and Peter joined the Board of Directors from the company’s operational management.