Four decades of history
Pielisen Betoni is a traditional family business
The story of Pielisen Betoni begins over five decades ago. The company was founded by Esko and Eila Kolehmainen in 1961 when Juuka’s cement foundry started production of ready-mix concrete.
The business has greatly expanded
Pielisen Betoni started operations in Lieksa in 1973 and expanded into an element factory in 1983. In 1988, the production of hollow-core slabs and pre-stressed elements was started in the newly-built Outokumpu factory. The activity continued to expand in 1992 when a ready-mix concrete and wall factory was purchased in Kuopio. The wall factory burned down in 2005, but the ready-mix concrete plant continues to operate at full volume.
The newest factory is in Joensuu
In 2000, Pielisen Betoni founded a new hollow-core and shuttering slab factory in Hollola. It was expanded in 2001 with a frame factory. The company’s latest big investment was in 2008, when a ready-mix concrete plant began operations in Joensuu.
Today, Pielisen Betoni is one of Finland’s largest concrete companies. The Kolehmainen family continues to run the business, respecting the past and developing the future.