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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.

Get to know our companies and choose your partners for an evolutionary journey to future success.

  • Dagmar

    Your most versatile marketing partner in Finland.
  • SEK

    We are against noise. We create stuff people care about.
  • Voitto

    We understand people and time and know all vehicles of influence.
  • KASKI Agency

    Marketing agency with a strong focus on high quality creative planning and execution.
  • Quru

    From data to digital wisdom.
  • Vimma

    In today´s world, the wisdom of leaders is challenged by the wisdom of crowds. Monitor your employee and customer experience in a new way.
  • Rabbit in a Hat

    We define and develop successful brands.

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.


Ossi Pohjola
Chairman of the Board


Tomi Salomaa

Member of the Board


Klaus Salomaa

Member of the Board


Antti Kärävä

CEO


Henna Lehtinen

CFO


Risto Tattari

CTO

Consolidated income statement 1.9.2016–31.8.2017

 (1000 €)
PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR1 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
INCOME TAXES
-408
MINORITY SHARE
165

News

10.4.2018 Antti Kärävä Starts as CEO on 1.5.2018 Read more
4.1.2018 SEK acquires Super Analytics, Super Analytics will become part of Quru Read more
15.3.2017 Jaakko Rantala takes charge as Managing Director at SEK Read more
18.10.2016 SEK invests heavily in the analytics business Read more

Antti Kärävä
CEO
+358 500 901 901
antti.karava@salomaa.fi

Henna Lehtinen
CFO
+358 400 623 130
henna.lehtinen@salomaa.fi

Risto Tattari
CTO
+358 50 349 9663
risto.tattari@salomaa.fi