Salomaa Yhtiöt Oy is a Finnish company. We invest in and provide services for innovative and dynamic companies with a high level of expertise.
We have been changing the world together with our clients since 1935.
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Year 1935 had just begun. Jorma Suhonen, Holger Erkelenz and Aarno Knuus were studying graphic arts at Ateneum and were dreaming of launching a design agency called SEK. At the same time Aarne Salomaa was having lunch with friends at Kämp restaurant. At the next table there was such an attractive young lady that the gentlemen made a bet whether Aarne could invite her for dinner. However, the lady informed them coolly that she didn’t dine with strangers.
The young lady was studying at Ateneum, so Aarne made arrangements to lecture there on advertising. Unfortunately, she wasn’t present that day, but at the second lecture, there she was, sitting in the front row. So Aarne marched up to her and asked if they weren’t better acquainted now. The answer was affirmative, and the couple could be seen dining that evening at Kämp Restaurant.
Jorma, Holger and Aarno had also attended the lecture. Inspired by it, they were now sure that it was time to fulfill their dream. On Saturday the 9th of February, in the corner building of Mikonkatu and Esplanadi in the Kämp block, the founding document was drawn up. This was the birth of O.Y. SEK A.B.
A few years later Aarne Salomaa was invited to the position of managing director, and later became an owner. He was the one who built up the agency to be the respected partner of Finnish business management.
As the decades rolled along, SEK grew, expanded its expertise and entered the international markets. A culture of freedom, responsibility and trust attracted bold talents who reshaped Finnish advertising. New companies specializing in different areas of marketing communications were founded supply services for the growing needs of the clients.
Today Salomaa Group consists of Dagmar, KASKI Agency, Quru, Rabbit in a Hat, SEK, Vimma and Voitto, and it is owned by the Salomaa family.
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Consolidated income statement 1.9.2016–31.8.2017
|PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR||1 042|
|NET TURNOVER||179 912|
|OTHER OPERATING INCOME||187|
|Materials and services||-149 114|
|Personnel expenses||-21 802|
|Depreciation and reduction in value||-1 181|
|Other operating expenses||-6 789|
|OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)||1 212|
|Financial income and expenses||72|
|PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE APPROPRIATIONS AND TAXES||1 285|