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For the love of the game

Findri founder Matti Harju wearing a jersey of the Finnish ice hockey club Ilves, in 1963.

History of Findri

The founder of Oy Yleiskylmä-Findri Ltd, Matti Harju (b. 1943) is a former ice hockey player. Harju played as a centre forward for a number of Finnish teams in the Finnish major league from 1961 to 1970. He won the Finnish Championship in 1962, 1967 and 1970 and the bronze medal in 1963 and 1964. He also played for Team Finland twice in the World Championships (1967 and 1969) and in the Grenoble Olympic Games in 1968.

Harju learnt about refrigeration technology working as a Rosenlew sales agents and, in 1973, he founded his own company. It worked together with Electrolux industrial services to build refrigeration technology solutions for retail. In the 1980s, the operations expanded to cover refrigerator storages and air dehumidification, with clients such as The Valintatalo and Sesto grocery stores, Stockmann department store and Tuko wholesales. In the following decade, the period of sports construction projects began, as Findri started to design and deliver refrigeration systems and associated services for ice stadiums and ice rinks.

The business operations have since expanded to pursue international operations and the booming development continues. Nowadays, Findri is managed by Jarno Harju, the second generation Managing Director.

Our values and quality

We take pride in offering the client the best possible solution. In every design and delivery, we emphasise long-term, reliable cooperation, the uninterrupted, reliable operation of the systems, overall cost-effectiveness, safety and environmentally friendly solutions. We focus in each and every project and order carefully as recorded in our values.

Work well done is the building material of quality: this is created by putting together the experience of an expert, professional realisation and technology that is tried and tested. This is why we only use the tested products and components by the best manufacturers.