Our companies

Oras Invest Companies

Our companies

Oras Invest Companies

Our core

Oras Invest focuses on industrial companies

The roots of Oras Invest are in the faucet company Oras, founded in 1945. Currently, Oras Invest owns 100% of Oras Group and is the largest owner of the publicly listed companies Uponor and Kemira. In addition, Oras Invest acquired a stake in Valmet in 2022. Oras Invest actively looks for opportunities for new ownerships. Our focus is on industrial companies.

Oras Invest Companies

Oras Group

Oras Invest ownership:

100 %

Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. Oras Group was founded by Erkki Paasikivi in 1945.

Oras Invest Chief Financial Officer Heli Leskinen is the Vice Chairman of Oras Group Board of Directors. President & CEO Annika Paasikivi is the Chairman of Nomination Board.

Net Sales
EUR 233M
Employees
1,266
Industry
Faucets

Uponor

Oras Invest ownership:

25 %

Uponor is rethinking water for future generations. The company’s offering, including safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and reliable infrastructure, enables a more sustainable living environment. Uponor shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Oras Invest has been the largest owner in Uponor since 1999.

Oras Invest President & CEO Annika Paasikivi is the Chair of Uponor Board of Directors. Chief Investment Officer Ville Kivelä is the Chairman of Nomination Board.

Net Sales
EUR 1,313M
Employees
3,871
Industry
Building Technology

Kemira

Oras Invest ownership:

21 %

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. The company’s focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. In 2007, Oras Invest acquired a significant stake in Kemira and since 2008 it has been the largest shareholder in the company.

Oras Invest President & CEO Annika Paasikivi is the Vice Chairman of Kemira Board of Directors. Chief Investment Officer Ville Kivelä is the Chairman of Nomination Board.

Net sales
EUR 2,674M
Employees
4,947
Industry
Chemicals

Oras Group

Oras Invest ownership:

100 %

Net Sales
EUR 233M
Employees
1,266
Industry
Faucets

Uponor

Oras Invest ownership:

25 %

Net Sales
EUR 1,313M
Employees
3,871
Industry
Building Technology

Kemira

Oras Invest ownership:

21 %

Net sales
EUR 2,674M
Employees
4,947
Industry
Chemicals