Our Story – Hellsten Flooring Ltd. Oy

Mattokutomo Hellsten Ky was founded in 1979 by Erkki Hellsten.  He has worked all his life in the weaving industry.

He started his career at the age of 15 when he joined a weaven mill in the mid 50’s.

Having gained experience and knowledge about the industry, he decided to start a company of his own in 1979. He bought rug weaving machines from his former employer who had given up the production of vinyl rugs.

In the early years, the company concentrated on woven vinyl rugs and vinyl boucle rug mainly for the Finnish markets. In 1996 the company began to manufacture the woven Tuuli flooring® with customers all over the world.

1999 the company changed its name to Hellsten Flooring Ltd. Oy.  The same year the company gave up manufacturing vinyl rugs to focus on the Tuuli flooring®.

In 1995, Vesa Hellsten took over the business and became the main owner.  In 1999 Vesa became the managing director of Hellsten Flooring Ltd. Oy.  The present owners are Vesa Hellsten and his three children Ville, Emilia and Joel.