Temet had its 65th anniversary on April 15th, 2018.
Two young men with strong desire to be entrepreneurs, Launo Laakkonen and Erkki Nykvist, founded a manufacturing workshop in a small and dark cellar in Helsinki in 1953. The location was called the Junk Pit and the company was named as Teräs- ja Metallityöt Oy. The first own products were school gymnastics equipment and various kinds of transport devices. However, the superfluous syllables were soon dropped from the name and Temet was born.
Today, 65 years later, Temet is a leading company for blast protection, CBRN filtration and ventilation technology for shelters, protective structures and industrial applications worldwide.