Hidden treasures for food and beverage manufacturing
The Finnish food and beverage manufacturers have been forerunners in developing products for special consumer needs, like lactose-free, gluten-free and dairy-free productions. It means that the workforce and research organizations have expertise and know-how on dietary restrictions.
Know-how grows from an unconventional attitude and pure nature
Finns have a creative mind, and we often find unconventional solutions for the needs of tomorrow. For example, successful start-ups are creating new plant-based products and exploring the usage of insects in food production. Even grain grows here a bit differently. Short but intensive summer with light nights means high enzyme activity in malting barley used in scotch and beer. The highest quality oats with large grain sizes are used in many food products as an alternative to meat. And even the cold climate works for us – fewer pesticides are needed in cultivation.
Even though the Helsinki Ring of Industry region is located just outside the capital area of Finland, all the treasures of nature are close. As the most forested country in Europe, Finland has unique forest berries and mushrooms, and they are easy to transport even from the North. These treasures are linked to many health benefits as the arctic climate leads to a uniquely high concentration of flavonoids and polyphenols. Besides that, we have great amounts of clean groundwater to use.
All the infrastructure you need to start production or investment in the region is near. In Finland, food and beverage production is highly regulated; otherwise it would not be so respected. The good news is that here the authorities are for you, not the other way around.
Do we need to say more? The HRI is the place to be when developing and introducing innovative and smart products for global markets!
These companies already call us as home – why wouldn't you do that?
What is the Helsinki Ring of Industry?
We are a collaboration of 10 neighbouring municipalities around Helsinki. We are dedicated to making your life conveniently boring since doing business should not be an adventure. It should be as predictable as possible. Your products get shipped to the global markets within a day – every day.
Besides fast connections, we offer a government that works for your benefit, a nonexistent corruption level and an infrastructure that functions. For your business, the Helsinki Ring of Industry means a super-talented, cost-effective workforce, reliable and fast connections and a life without any unnecessary adventures.