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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.
  • Evidens

    Identify the forces driving people and get means to move them.
  • Quru

    From data to digital wisdom.
  • Vimma

    We focus on personal and cultural change. Our services are offered for organizations and individuals to accelerate wanted transformation.
  • 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, Evidens, KASKI Agency, Quru, Rabbit in a Hat, SEK, Vimma and Voitto, and it is owned by the Salomaa family.

Klaus Salomaa
Member of the Board

Ossi Pohjola
Member of the Board

Tomi Salomaa
Chairman of the Board
+358 400 794 784
tomi.salomaa@salomaa.fi

Antti Kärävä
Member of the Board

Kalle Laine
CEO

Tomi Salomaa
Chairman of the Board
+358 400 794 784
tomi.salomaa@salomaa.fi

Klaus Salomaa
Member of the Board

Ossi Pohjola
Member of the Board

Antti Kärävä
Member of the Board

Consolidated income statement 1.9.2015–31.8.2016

 (1000 €)
PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR-66
NET TURNOVER
176 130
OTHER OPERATING INCOME
234
Materials and services-146 951
Personnel expenses-20 678
Depreciation and reduction in value-2 397
Other operating expenses-6 609
OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)
-272
Financial income and expenses
210
PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS
-62
PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE APPROPRIATIONS AND TAXES
-62
INCOME TAXES
-532
MINORITY SHARE
529

News

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

Kalle Laine
CEO
+358 400 445 363
kalle.laine@salomaa.fi

Henna Lehtinen
CFO
Finance, services, administration
+358 400 623 130
henna.lehtinen@salomaa.fi

Risto Tattari
CIO
IT administration
+358 50 349 9663
risto.tattari@salomaa.fi