Expertise in stainless steel since 1949
Hakaniemen Metalli Oy, the parent company of High Metal Oy, was established by Reino Nurminen at the address, Hakaniemeen Sornäisten rantatie 1, in 1949. In the company’s initial years, Reino mainly did work for his former employer, Elanto. During the period of shortages in the early 1950s, Reino obtained materials via Elanto. This was a major competitive advantage at a time when everything was in short supply. Reino also sought other customers, which included Koistisen Sähköliike and restaurants in need of draining boards and other equipment. Another customer was Korsettikeskus Oy, for which the company made supports, ‘bones’, from coiled metal wire for old-fashioned corsets.